ERIC Number: ED249270
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Problems in Measuring Formal Operations.
Alliger, R. J.; Harvey, A. L.
This article discusses practical and theoretical problems related to the measurement of formal operations. The first section of the article discusses problems in measuring formal operations using the clinical interview method. These problems include the lack of both a standardized interview and a uniform scoring procedure. Section two discusses some of these problems which may be solved by utilizing group-administered paper-and-pencil tests of formal operations. Section three discusses problems with paper-and-pencil formal operations tests. The major focus in this section is on problems related to the measurement of reliability and validity. Problems with response constraint and reading comprehension level are also discussed briefly. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Formal Operations; Paper and Pencil Tests; Piagetian Stages
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council on Measurement in Education (New Orleans, LA, April 24-26, 1984).