ERIC Number: ED076610
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Feb
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The Semantic Structure of a Set of Scales Developed for Use with Large City Pupils. A Follow-up Study.
Ayrer, James E.; Farber, Irvin J.
In a previous Semantic Differential study, Ayrer and Farber (1972) reported the results of a factor analysis which utilized a matrix sampling approach. Some problems were encountered (negative eigen-values). The current study did not involve matrix sampling, but the same basic results were obtained. This suggests matrix sampling may be an efficient, reliable, and valid method of building a matrix for factor analysis. The structure of the semantic space is virtually the same as previously found (although the SES of the respondents differed), but is quite different from the classical EPA of Osgood and the findings of Di Vesta (1966). (Author)
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Note: Paper presented at American Educational Research Association meeting (New Orleans, Louisiana, February 25 - March 1, 1973)