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ERIC Number: ED084512
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Oct
Pages: 75
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An Investigation of the Relationship between Specific and Broad Inference.
Bonomo, Jacquelyn
The relationship between specific inference as measured by a Cloze Test and broad inference as measured by a Means-End Test was investigated. Subjects were 61 New York policemen enrolled in a communication skills course at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. The relationship between specific inference and broad inference, specific inference and measures of reading achievement, and broad inference and measures of reading achievement were analyzed. The sample was divided into two groups on the basis of reading achievement. A comparison of the means and standard deviations for the two groups was completed on measures of specific and broad inference. Findings in regard to the relation of specific to broad inference were inconclusive. A significant correlation was found between a secondary measure of specific inference and the test of broad inference. Positive correlations were found between specific and broad inference and measures of reading achievement. The findings indicated that the mean performance on measures of specific and broad inference was significantly higher among subjects who obtained higher reading scores. (Author)
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