ERIC Number: ED203568
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Deaf Students' Use of Semantic Differential for Evaluation.
Convey, John J.
A semantic differential containing two concepts and seven bipolar adjective scales consisting entirely of evaluative adjectives was used to obtain evaluative feedback on instructional materials from 193 deaf, first year college students. A factor analysis of the responses yielded a single factor labeled Evaluation when each adjective scale was averaged over the two concepts. When each scale by concept combination was used as a variable, a factor analysis yielded two factors defined by the scales within each concept. The results indicated that the students responded to the scales in a unidimensional manner and were able to differentiate between the two concepts. Findings lend support to the appropriateness of using the semantic differential for evaluation purposes with deaf students. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Catholic Univ. of America, Washington, DC. School of Education.
Note: An abridged version appeared in Exceptional Children; v47 n4 Jan 1981.