ERIC Number: ED262089
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Verbal Information Processing Paradigms: A Review of Theory and Methods.
Mitchell, Karen J.
The purpose of this resarch was to develop a model of verbal information processing for use in subsequent analyses of the construct and predictive validity of the current Department of Defense military selection and classification battery, the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) 8/9/10. The theory and research methods of selected verbal information processing paradigms are reviewed. Work in factor analytic, information processing, chronometric analysis, componential analysis, and cognitive correlates psychology is discussed. The definition and measurement of cognitive processing operations, stores, and strategies involved in performance on verbal test items and test-like tasks is documented. Portions of the reviewed verbal processing paradigms are synthesized and a general model of text processing is presented. The verbal processing model serves as a conceptual framework for the subsequent identification and assessment of cognitive processing contributions to performance on the verbal subtests of ASVAB 8/9/10. (Author/PRN)
Descriptors: Adults, Armed Forces, Cognitive Processes, Models, Postsecondary Education, Predictive Validity, Test Theory, Test Validity, Testing Programs, Verbal Communication, Verbal Tests
U.S. Army Research Inst. for the Behavioral and Social Sciences, ATTN: PERI-POT, 5001 Eisenhower Ave., Alexandria, Virginia 22333-5600.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Army Research Inst. for the Behavioral and Social Sciences, Alexandria, VA.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery