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ERIC Number: ED173364
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Pages: 31
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
On the Use of Ordering Theory with Intelligence Test Items.
Scheuneman, Janice
This study investigated the feasibility of using the ordering theoretic procedure with multiple choice items, and its usefulness as an interpretive aid for intelligence test data. Data from two components of a group-administered multiple choice intelligence test (Otis-Lennon Mental Ability Tests) were analyzed using ordering theory procedure for locating prerequisite relations among items. The results supported the applicability of the procedure to multiple choice items. Specifically, the method produced results for the verbal omnibus subtest which were replicated in large part with a second, quite different, sample. The Figural Series Completion subtest was analyzed for only one sample. In both subtests, the shapes of the hierarchies reflected the relative homogeneity or heterogeneity of the two scales and the relationships appeared to be logically valid. However, particularly in the case of the verbal subtest, results were highly item specific and of limited generalizability unless used in conjunction with theories of cognition. Nevertheless, the ordering theoretic analysis produced information and insights which would not have emerged with more conventional analyses. (Author/RD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Ordering Theory; Otis Lennon Mental Ability Test
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (62nd, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, March 27-31, 1978)