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ERIC Number: ED073926
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 26
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Linguistic Variables in Verbal Arithmetic Problems.
Beardslee, Edward C.; Jerman, Max E.
This paper describes a study in which 14 linguistic variables were used to determine which variables would account for a significant amount of the observed variance in the error rate in verbal arithmetic problems. Three forms of verbal problem sets in which the number of words in the problem statement were systematically varied were administered to classes of students in grades four through eight. Regression analysis showed that none of the variables accounted for a significant amount of variance for all grades, although four variables did enter the regression within the first six steps on two or more of the test forms for most grades. Regression analysis on a selected subset of six variables produced results similar to those provided by an analysis involving all 14 original variables. (Author/DT)
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