ERIC Number: ED037375
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Systematic Changes in Adult Word-Association Norms 1910-1967: Implications for the Language of the Classroom.
Koff, Robert H.; Feldman, David H.
Word associations to 51 stimulus words selected from the Kent and Rosanoff stimulus list were obtained from 110 graduate and 75 undergraduate teacher trainees. Associations were analyzed so that comparisons between teacher-trainee associations and several adult normative collections could be made. Response homogeneity was found to increase significantly from 1910 to 1967, and undergraduate Ss were found to have significantly more response homogeneity than graduate Ss. Teacher trainees demonstrated a high degree of response homogeneity to the list of stimulus words. Although they are not significantly different in their associative habits from other adult populations, future research should examine the possible effects that response homogeneity may have on the language used in the classroom. (Author/JS)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Stanford Center for Research and Development in Teaching.
Note: Paper presented at the American Psychological Association meeting, San Francisco, September 1968