ERIC Number: ED110614
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
RCMAT: A Computer Program to Calculate a Measure of Associative Verbal Relatedness. Interim Report. Occasional Paper No. 6.
Mead, Michael A.
The report describes the characteristics and usage of a computer program, the Relatedness Coefficient Matrix Program (RCMAT), designed to summarize associative responses given to verbal stimuli by individual respondents and by groups of respondents. The computer program uses the response distributions for individuals, and the pooled response distributions for groups, to compute measures of associative relatedness between pairs of verbal stimuli. The program was written for an exploratory investigation of the use of word association procedures to assess the affective and descriptive meanings workers associate with their work environments. The RCMAT program is written in Fortran IV, level G. It calculates relatedness coefficients between all pairs of up to 100 stimulus words. Output is in the form of an S x S pair-wise matrix, where S is the number of stimulus words. Input consists of a problem card, a list of stimulus words, and each subject's response distribution for each stimulus word. Either individual or pooled relatedness coefficients may be calculated. Program listing, sample output data, and a bibliography are appended. (Author/JB)
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Publication Type: Non-Print Media
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Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center for Vocational and Technical Education.