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ERIC Number: ED114248
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 229
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An Analysis of Expressed Cognitive Preferences on Forced-Choice, Multiple-Option and Rating Instruments.
Mandelare, John James
The purposes of this study were to construct a general science cognitive preference test instrument, construct an alternative form of the Marks Cognitive Preference Test: High School Chemistry, and to determine the extent of agreement between the two instruments. The instruments were administered to 448 chemistry students. Two shortened forms of the Marks instrument that were prepared were identical in all other manners except the number of responses permitted per item. One was a forced-choice form (CPT) and the other was a multi-option form (CPTMO). The two other instruments, prepared by the investigator, were in the Q-sort form. Each student responded to one sorting task and one of the two shortened Marks instruments. The investigator's instruments were easy to administer and free of the ipsative scoring difficulties associated with the Marks preference instrument. Data were also analyzed to determine correlations among the item responses, verbal reasoning, numerical ability, abstract relations, space relations, spelling, grammar, and the New York State High School Examination in Chemistry. (Author/PS)
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, State University of New York at Buffalo