ERIC Number: ED109679
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Feb
Reference Count: 0
The Hierarchical Ordering of Preference for Relations in Solving Verbal Analogy Items. Technical Report No. 8.
Monson, Eileen Q.; Dawis, Rene V.
Verbal analogy items, consisting of an ambiguous stimulus word pair and two unambiguous response word pairs as choice alternatives, were presented to psychology students in a counterbalanced design to discover if preferences existed between the two competing relations in each item. The data were analyzed to see if these preferences ordered themselves into a hierarchy. With only half of a full paired-comparisons matrix available for study, the data suggest that a hierarchical ordering of preferences for relations exists, with the cause-effect relation educed most readily and the order-time relation least readily. The results also suggest a need for developmental research into the origins of these preferences and investigation of the role of both individual differences and cultural differences. (Author/LL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Naval Research, Arlington, VA. Personnel and Training Research Programs Office.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Dept. of Psychology.