ERIC Number: ED049813
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Correlation of Paired-Associate Performance with School Achievement as a Function of Task and Sample Variation.
Feldman, David H.; Johnson, Lee Ellen
To study the effects of task and sample variation upon paired-associates (PA) performance, six third-grade and six sixth-grade classes in two urban schools were tested on two PA tasks, one pairing pictures of familiar objects (PA-CF), the other pairing nonsense syllables with Japanese "kanji" (PA-K). Hypotheses tested were: (1) Mean level of performance is higher for PA-CF than for PA-K; (2) There is an SES-related difference in performance on PA-K but not on PA-CF; (3) PA-K is more highly correlated with school achievement than is PA-CF; (4) The variance shared by PA-K and school achievement is independent of variance shared by the two PA tasks. Results provided general support for the hypotheses, but some inconsistent results are discussed. (Author)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, New York, February 4-7, 1971