ERIC Number: ED161947
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Mar-2
Measurement Systems Viewed as Cognitive Structures. Final Report.
Batchelder, William H.
This report contains a variety of material. There is first a brief summary of work done under the contract. This is followed by a detailed outline of a graduate seminar entitled "Modern Topics in Measurement and Scaling III." The six major divisions are: (1) introduction and philosophy of measurement; (2) mathematical and axiomatic foundations of measurement; (3) practical and theoretical issues of measurement in the social sciences; (4) language and measurement based on linguistic theory; (5) cognitive development and measurement; and (6) instructional theory and the teaching of measurement. Following this is a description of an experiment on the cognitive structure concerned with the names of the months of the year and their order. Appendix A is a published report which has been deleted from this document. Appendix B describes an experiment concerning a Broadbent "divided-attention" paradigm. Subjects were exposed to 20 lists of 4 simultaneous pairs of nouns; one word of each pair was presented auditorially and one visually. Subjects engaged in instructed, written-recall and following all lists, they received an unexpected modality recognition test. Over 30% of the items were detected during modality recognition. (Author/CTM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Appendix A has been removed and is not included in the pagination ; Best copy available