ERIC Number: ED151767
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Reference Count: 0
A Multi-Method Paradigm to Investigate Children's Semantic Systems.
Gowie, Cheryl J.
Children's expectations regarding the roles played in society by different groups of people have been shown to significantly affect their comprehension of sentences. This paper reports on a study designed to examine the way children's expectations affect the strategies they employ in two tasks tapping the organization of the semantic system. Sixty subjects between the ages of eight and twelve individually completed the two tasks: providing word associations for stimulus words and sorting word cards into categories. The paper reports the method used in the data analysis, indicates the types of relationships used by children in performing the tasks (including relationships indicating membership in a group, spatial proximity, and common theme), and points to implications for further research. (GW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, California, April 19-23, 1976)