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ERIC Number: ED013474
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 16
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THE RELIABILITY AND VALIDITY OF THE NEW HARRIS-GOODENOUGH DRAW-A-MAN TEST.
DUNN, JAMES A.
A SERIES OF STUDIES SOUGHT TO ASCERTAIN (1) INTER- AND INTRA-RATER RELIABILITY FOR THE HARRIS-GOODENOUGH DRAW-A-MAN TEST, (2) DRAW-A-MAN (DAM) VALIDITY, AND DRAW-A-WOMAN (DAW) VALIDITY. THE DRAWINGS OF 72 STUDENTS IN AN UPPER MIDDLE CLASS WERE SCORED INDEPENDENTLY BY TWO SELF-TAUGHT SCORERS, ONE OF WHOM ALSO RESCORED THE TEST A WEEK LATER. THE INTER-RATER RELIABILITY WAS .88 AND THE INTRA-RATER RELIABILITY WAS .93. IT SEEMS THAT NO SIGNIFICANT INCREASE IN RATER RELIABILITY WAS ACHIEVED BY HARRIS' REVISION. THE THREE DAM VALIDATION STUDIES RELATED DAM SCORES TO/ (1) STANFORD-BINET FORM L-M SCORES, (2) THE WECHSLER INTELLIGENCE SCALE FOR CHILDREN, AND (3) GROUP MEASURES OF INTELLIGENCE AND ACHIEVEMENT. RESULTS ARE PRESENTED IN TWO TABLES. ALTHOUGH MODERATE CORRELATIONS WITH THE BINET AND WECHSLER SCALES WERE FOUND, THE TEST APPEARS TO TAP AREAS OF INTELLECTUAL ABILITY THAT HAVE LITTLE SIGNIFICANCE FOR ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT. IN THIS STUDY, LITTLE DIFFERENCE WAS FOUND BETWEEN THE DAM-WISC AND DAW-WISC CORRELATIONAL PATTERNS, SUGGESTING THAT THE TWO FORMS OF THE TEST ARE SIMILAR AND MIGHT BE USED INTER-CHANGEABLY IN DETERMINING MEAN GROUP IQ LEVELS. THIS DOCUMENT APPEARED AS STUDY 7 IN SCHOOL ANXIETY AND COGNITIVE FUNCTIONING/ EXPLORATORY STUDIES, REPORT 4, IRCOPPS MIDWEST RESEARCH CENTER FOR PUPIL PERSONNEL SERVICES, ANN ARBOR, MICH., PP. 212-222. (PS)
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Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Midwest Research Center.
Identifiers: CALIFORNIA TEST OF MENTAL MATURITY; Goodenough Harris Drawing Test; IOWA TESTS OF BASIC SKILLS; Stanford Binet Intelligence Scale; WECHSLER INTELLIGENCE SCALE FOR CHILDREN