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ERIC Number: ED241552
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Pages: 85
Abstractor: N/A
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Computer Programs for the Semantic Differential: Further Modifications.
Lawson, Edwin D.; And Others
The original nine programs for semantic differential analysis have been condensed into three programs which have been further refined and augmented. They yield: (1) means, standard deviations, and standard errors for each subscale on each concept; (2) Evaluation, Potency, and Activity (EPA) means, standard deviations, and standard errors; (3) Osgood D values for all concepts; (4) the correlation of distance measures obtained with EPA scores with D values; and (5) tests of significance of D values with key reference concepts. The additional programming provides a converted standard score for each concept and tests of significance for D values on each concept. There are four new programs, providing semantic differential scale packets ready for use of respondents; a three-dimensional plot of how the concepts position themselves, based upon the EPA scores; t-tests between the means of two samples on E, P, and A scores; and correlations between scores on each concept with two samples. All but one of the programs are written in standard FORTRAN 77 for use on a Burroughs 6800. The remaining program, also written for use on a Burroughs 6800, is a FORTRAN IV program with a COBOL sort routine bound into it. (BW)
Publication Type: Computer Programs
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
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