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ERIC Number: ED022169
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Jun-10
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Coverging and Diverging Relations of the Michigan Restricted and Free Association Norms.
Riegel, Klaus F.; Zivian, Arthur R.
Inspection of the Michigan restricted and free association norms (Riegel, 1965) reveals an overlap between responses given to different stimuli under the same task instruction. Associations with overlapping or shared response terms are called "converging relations." Distribution of diverging and converging relations are tightly interconnected. Strings or chains convert converging and diverging distributions of relations into complex networks which the author calls "maps." This set of data allows for a comprehensive analysis of the semantic-syntactic space produced by the 100 subjects of the Michigan norms and for comparison of such a space across different groups of subjects. The majority of the document consists of computer printouts of data organized into several tables: (1) statistical indices of maps, (2) the number of nodes as a function of the number of converging or diverging relations attached to these nodes for each task, (3) the number of strings at various lengths for each task, and (4) all stimuli that elicit responses at frequencies higher than nine and all responses that occur at such frequencies for each task. A fifth table explains the abbreviations used in the other four. (DO)
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Sponsor: National Inst. of Child Health and Human Development (NIH), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Center for Human Growth and Development.