ERIC Number: ED052294
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Seven Studies on the Comparison of Live and Recorded Dictation Test Administration.
Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. U.S. Training and Employment Service.
To compare the live method of administering dictation tests with the recorded method, the United States Training and Employment Service (USTES) conducted studies in cooperation with the State Employment Services of Alabama, Colorado, Minnesota, Mississippi, New York, and Utah. The procedures were similar in each state, with samples being broken into two or three groups and alternately given a live test and a recorded test. The bulk of the data supported the hypothesis that the recorded method produced essentially the same results as the live administration of the same tests. The correlations between the two methods were high enough to consider them equivalent in terms of ranking persons on their ability to take dictation. Some recommendations include: (1) Data on age, education, and experience should be collected for all subjects, (2) Scores on the new USTES Spelling Test should be available for all subjects, (3) Experimental groups should be similar on demographic variables and Spelling Test scores, and (4) Data should be available on equivalence of test forms used in research studies. (SB)
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Authoring Institution: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. U.S. Training and Employment Service.