ERIC Number: ED033620
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1957
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The Measurement of Meaning.
Osgood, Charles E.; And Others
The problem of measuring meaning viewed strictly as a psychological conception via the application of semantic differential theory is presented in this study. The first half of the book discusses theoretical background, logic of semantic measurement, basic factor analysis research, and a critical scientific evaluation of measuring procedures. The remaining material describes application of theory in personality, psychotherapy, and communications research. A summary, appendix, and references are included. (RL)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Communication (Thought Transfer), Componential Analysis, Discourse Analysis, English, Factor Analysis, Language Classification, Language Research, Measurement Techniques, Personality Assessment, Personality Studies, Psycholinguistics, Psychology, Scientific Methodology, Semantics, Semiotics, Sociometric Techniques, Statistical Analysis, Tables (Data)
University of Illinois Press, Urbana, Ill. 61801 ($7.50)
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Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Inst. of Communications Research.