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ERIC Number: ED139827
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-May
Reference Count: N/A
A Practical Assessment of Field Dependence/Independence.
Donlon, Thomas F.
This report summarizes research and development activity leading to the development of a new test of field-dependence/independence which was carried out with two related projects sponsored by the Graduate Record Examinations Board between September, 1974 and September, 1976. This new test is a group measure, which is machine scorable. In the first project, three versions of a machine scorable group measure, the Figure Location Test (FLT), were developed, using the same set of simple and complex figures. All three versions were administered to a sample of college students, along with the Group Embedded Figures Test and the Portable Rod and Frame Test. All three methods had acceptable levels of reliability and showed evidence of construct validity: however, the Direct-Machine readable version appeared to be most promising, based on analytical data and ease of administration. In a second study the machine readable Figure Location Test was reformulated into two 15-item sections, instead of three 10-item sections. Each of these formats was studied under three different time allowances. On the basis of these two studies, a version with 32 scorable items, organized into two 16-item sections, administrable in approximately 25 minutes, was developed. (Author/MV)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Graduate Record Examinations Board, Princeton, NJ.
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Embedded Figures Test; Rod and Frame Test