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ERIC Number: ED034073
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-May
Pages: 133
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The Correlation Among Factors Related to Measuring Ability.
Shih, Wei-tun
Factors affecting measuring ability in machine shop practices at the high school level were investigated. A sample of 157 male students enrolled at four metropolitan high schools in Chicago was administered four tests devised specifically for this study (one each on measuring ability, numerical ability, mechanical knowledge, and kinesthetic sensitivity) and three standardized tests (Purdue Pegboard, Minnesota Paper Form Board Test, and Good-lite Visual Acuity Test). The study focused on correlations between measuring ability and the following variables: kinesthetic sensitivity, understanding of measuring instruments, understanding of linear measurement, finger dexterity, spatial perception, visual acuity, intelligence, experience, shop achievement, and age. In varying degrees correlations were found between measuring ability and the following variables: numerical ability, mechanical knowledge, shop achievement, kinesthetic sensitivity, spatial perception, and finger dexterity; however intelligence, visual acuity, number of shop courses, and the level of maturity were not found to be correlated with measuring ability. This D.Ed. dissertation was submitted to Texas A and M University. (CH)
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