ERIC Number: ED234066
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Converting Memory Protocols to Scores on Several Dimensions.
White, Richard T.; Gunstone, Richard F.
This paper details how memory protocols obtained in individual interviews may be translated to scores on several dimensions suggested by White. White's nine dimensions are: (1) extent, (2) precision, (3) internal consistency, (4) accord with reality, (5) variety of types of element, (6) variety of topics, (7) shape, (8) ratio of internal to external associations, and (9) availability. Following a description of how the interviews of 28 science graduates, ages 20 to 27, enrolled in the Diploma of Education program at Monash University, were conducted, the process of translation is described, difficulties are identified, and options discussed. The next section considers the results, in which consistent traits of individuals are identified. The following section discusses the level of knowledge displayed by the people interviewed, and comments on implications this has for education. (PN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Australia (Sydney); Cognitive Mapping; Conversion (Format); Descriptive Research; Memory Protocols
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Australian Association for Research in Education (Sydney, Australia, November 1980). Tables contain small print.