ERIC Number: ED064403
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
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Use of the Semantic Differential in Describing a Pre-School Environment.
Raper, Theresa R.; Wasik, John L.
Teachers and assistant teachers (N = 32) from two rural counties in North Carolina rated five pre-school educational settings and one hypothesized ideal setting using a semantic differential in order to determine if the semantic differential could be used to reliably differentiate between pre-school educational environments. Five discrepancy scores (i.e., setting - ideal) for each semantic attribute were analyzed by a 2 x 2 x 5 complete factorial multivariate analysis of variance. It was concluded that the semantic differential did provide a basis for interpreting differences in perceptual attributes of educational settings and that these differences were related to the prior background of the subjects and data gathering environment. (Author)
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Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the AERA (Chicago, Ill., April 1972)