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ERIC Number: ED079034
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 215
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Measurements and Analyses of Science Interest in a School District.
Bauman, Daniel Joseph
Reported is a study to investigate the relationship of science interest with three instrument formats: scaled rating, block, and card sort. The scaled rating format was the same form as that used in Likert instruments. The block format was the graphic form used in the typical semantic differential where a single stem or concept is followed by several adjective pairs to group several items into a block. The card sort was the type used in Q sorts where statements are printed on cards and response is by sorting cards into stacks. Six-hundred students from thirty-seven classes in three high schools participated in the study. The principal analysis technique used was factor analysis of the items in the instruments. It was found that format did make a difference in factor structure. In the block format, factors were identified by the block headings or concepts. In the scaled rating format, factors were identified by scales or descriptor adjectives. In the card sort format, factors were identified by both concepts and adjectives. Analysis by adjective subscales produced results different from those obtained from factor analysis. Factor analysis factors did not correspond with adjective-subscales except in the scaled rating format. Factor analyses of the adjective pairs were consistent with previously published factor analysis. (EB)
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Colorado