ERIC Number: ED059251
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
Computer Scoring of Sentence Completion Data.
Veldman, Donald J.; And Others
This paper outlines the development of techniques for computer-based personality assessment from sentence completions. The One-Word Sentence Completion (OWSC) instrument was designed to elicit data suitable for machine processing, while retaining most of the advantages of a free-response format. Two operative scoring systems are described. The first employs a "dictionary" of 4366 weignted response words to yield 25 scores from a 90-item OWSC form. The second system utilizes a complex word-root data reduction procedure and a bank of 892 generic roots to produce scores for 40 variables. Initial reliability data and normative sex differences are reported, and future development of the technique is discussed. (Author/DLG)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Programs, Data Analysis, Data Processing, Evaluation Methods, Participant Characteristics, Personality Assessment, Personality Measures, Personality Studies, Research Methodology, Scoring, Scoring Formulas, Semantics, Sentences, Sex Differences, Statistical Analysis, Verbal Tests
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Research and Development Center for Teacher Education.