ERIC Number: ED110402
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Feb
Reference Count: 0
The Ability to Structure Acoustic Material as a Measure of Musical Aptitude: Part 2. Test Construction and Results. Research Bulletin 43.
This report is the second part of a study designed to construct a test for measuring musical aptitude of persons from various age groups. It covers the construction of the test, material, item analysis, reliability, validity, and possible future steps. The test is composed of musical recordings, determined from pilot studies, that the test groups analyzed for acoustical structure. Three versions of the test were developed to raise its reliability. Patterns of relationships instead of absolute figures are measured to show the test's validity, which is expressed in several tables in the report. Findings indicate that there are no essential differences between the total correlations and the deviations of the items in the different versions of the test. The total correlations show a relatively low but consistent positive relation. A major conclusion is that a subject's age affects his test results very little. This seems to support the theory that musical aptitude develops at an early age. See ED 092 440 for a report on the first part of this study covering the background theory and pilot studies. (ND)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Helsinki Univ. (Finland). Inst. of Education.
Note: For a related document, see ED 092 440