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ERIC Number: ED167625
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Pages: 35
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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An Analysis of Three Recent Methods for the Identification and Validation of Learning Hierarchies.
Griffiths, Alan K.; Cornish, Alan G.
This paper reviews methods which have been used to identify and validate learning hierarchies. Specifically, three methods which reflect the notion of a relatively inviolate sequence are discussed and compared. Two of the psychometric methods compare pairs of skills, the ordering-theoretic method (Bart and Krus) and the test of inclusion (White and Clark). Dayton and Macready's method considers the hierarchy as a whole. Logical and empirical analysis with respect to the application of each of these methods to a common set of data (regarding a tenth grade chemistry concept) are reported. Results suggest that each method has some advantages. A modification of the White and Clark test, which enhances its generalizability, is also described. (Author/RD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Canada; Guttman Scale; Learning Hierarchies
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (62nd, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, March 27-31, 1978)