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ERIC Number: ED166202
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Pages: 23
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Establishing a Causal Model for Bloom's Taxonomy through Path Analysis.
O'Hara, Takeshi; And Others
Path analysis was used to reanalyze Kropp and Stoker's data from tests designed to evaluate Bloom's taxonomy of educational objectives in the cognitive domain. Scores for 1,128 students in grades nine through twelve were analyzed separately by grade level for four content areas on six taxonomic levels. A measure of general ability was also included in the 16 correlation matrices. Two different path analysis procedures were used, one depending on squared semipartial correlations and the other depending on standardized partial regression coefficients. In addition, each matrix was factor analyzed by image analysis procedures. The two different path analysis methods differed in their interpretation of whether prior intelligence or prior knowledge made a greater contribution toward comprehension. The results generally supported the hierarchical nature of the taxonomic tests, with the exception that evaluation appears to be more an effect of comprehension than of synthesis. The factor structures for grades nine and twelve were highly similar. (CTM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Blooms Taxonomy; Kit of Reference Tests for Cognitive Factors
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (62nd, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, March 27-31, 1978); Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document; For related document, see ED 010 044