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ERIC Number: ED049284
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Feb
Pages: 17
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The Effect of Programmed Productive Thinking Materials on the Divergent and Convergent Test Scores of Sixth Grade Students.
Sporborg, Anthony
It was hypothesized that certain programmed productive thinking materials would increase both the divergent and convergent thinking abilities being measured and that there would be a direct relationship between any change in one of these abilities and any change in the other. Six classes of 6th-grade suburban students with I.Q.'s ranging from 79 to 149 were used as subjects and were assigned to treatment, placebo, or control groups. The treatment group worked individually on the programmed materials of Crutchfield's "The productive thinking program." The placebo subjects also worked individually on programmed booklets, but not on productive thinking. Four instruments from the Guilford battery were administered: Word-Group Naming, Sentence Order, Utility Test, and Word Arrangement. Results indicated that the null hypothesis should be accepted in each case. There appear to be educational implications for the nature of the programmed materials used, the use of Guilford's Structure of Intellect model in educational research, and in the relationship between divergent and convergent thinking abilities. These implications are explored in detail. (Author/LR)
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