ERIC Number: ED041941
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar
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The HIM-G as a Rapid Method for Verbal Interaction Analysis in a Small Group.
Gibson, Dennis L.
The Hill Interaction Matrix-G (HIM-G), a 72 item questionnaire, is a shorter method for the analysis of verbal interaction in small groups. Intended as a substitute for the more precise Hill Interaction Matrix Rating System (HIM-SS) this version can be rated within twenty minutes after observation of the group. A Fortran computer scoring program provides HIM cell scores and several parameters of the group's interaction. Scores across the 16 cells of the HIM-G correlate about 0.8 with the HIM-SS ratings. Test-retest and inter-judge reliabilities are in the 0.8-0.9 range. The HIM-G may be used for rough measures of group process and in studies of therapist style and group development. Minimal training of raters is necessary to achieve similar reliability. (Author/PR)
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Identifiers: Hill Interaction Matrix
Note: Paper presented at the American Personnel and Guidance Association convention, New Orleans, Louisiana, March 1970