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ERIC Number: ED048331
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Oct
Pages: 18
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Associative Relatedness as a Predictor of Differential Performances on Analogy Items.
Gentile, J. Ronald; And Others
Previous research on analogy solutions indicated that an associative relatedness process was central to the solution process. One implication of these findings was that differences in associations to the words comprising the items may produce differences in test performance and, hence, account for the vast differentials in performance of persons of various ethnic and sociocultural groups. This study tested this hypothesis by selecting two groups of college students of markedly different backgrounds and with large differences in analogy test scores. Predictability of analogy item rankings from ranked associative relatedness ratings within each of the samples fell within the range found in previous studies. It was not possible, however, to attribute differential test performances to different associates of the group. (PR)
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Identifiers: Analogy Test Items