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ERIC Number: ED038333
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 19
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Profile Analyses: Rationales.
Lindsey, John R.; And Others
The first in this group of four papers presents an innovative technique of profile analysis called Shape-Type Criteria of Profiles, which uses both the information inherent in the order in which the elements of a profile occur and the information contained in the magnitude of the profile elements themselves to provide objective measures of profile shape as well as objective measures of the elevation and scatter of that profile. The procedure and establishment of a taxonomy are described, and the testing of the technique's sensitivity to varying combinations of profile characteristics is reported. It is compared to three other methods of profile analysis: Product Moment Correlation, Sum of Squared Distances, and Ratio of Identical Scores. The second paper describes a study in which the new technique was successfully applied to determine if definitive cognitive profile types and definitive creative profile types existed in a sample of urban junior high school underachievers and if such profile types could be described on the basis of cognitive strengths and weaknesses. The third paper reports further application of the technique to establish profile types or groupings based on cognitive-creative variables. The fourth paper, a study on congruence and dissonance in the perceptions of Negro teacher trainees, is concerned with an analysis of personal needs and college press profiles (need-press profiles by class levels, sex, and honor point status). (JS)
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Identifiers: Shape Type Criteria of Profiles
Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Minneapolis, March 1970