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Thompson, Bruce; Borrello, Gloria M. – 1990
The fact that love is so fundamental to the human experience and can affect clients in so many ways suggests that counselors may frequently encounter clients seeking assistance with problems involving love, and that counselors may consequently be interested in scientific inquiry regarding the nature and experience of love. This paper reviews two…
Descriptors: Book Reviews, Counseling, Interpersonal Attraction, Interpersonal Relationship
Thompson, Bruce – 1987
The use of peer review as a way to improve dissertation quality is addressed. A data set involving ratings of 52 dissertations illustrates possible design and analytic choices that may be helpful in using a peer review model. Strategies for evaluating rating consistency and validity are covered, along with analysis of four types of program policy…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Departments, Doctoral Dissertations, Higher Education
Thompson, Bruce – 1987
Canonical correlation analysis is illustrated and three common fallacious interpretation practices are described. Simply, canonical correlation is an example of the bivariate case. Like all parametric methods, it involves the creation of synthetic scores for each person. It presumes at least two predictor variables and at least two criterion…
Descriptors: Correlation, Multivariate Analysis, Research Problems, Statistical Bias
Pitts, Murray C.; Thompson, Bruce – 1982
A study of 103 second, third, and fourth grade students investigated relationships among cognitive styles and reading comprehension. Each subject was individually tested using four different instruments to assess four cognitive styles: (1) field-independence/dependence (ability to locate a simple figure--concept--hidden in a complex field), (2)…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Conceptual Tempo, Elementary Education, Learning Modalities
Thompson, Bruce – 1982
A "doubly-centered" raw data matrix is one for which both columns and rows have both unit variance and means equal to zero. The factor scores from one analysis are the same as factor pattern coefficients from the other analysis except for a variance adjustment. This study explored an extension of the reciprocity principle which may have…
Descriptors: Factor Analysis, Factor Structure, Matrices, Rating Scales
Richardson, Rita C.; Thompson, Bruce – 1982
To test the relationship between school principals' level of ego development and their use of power bases, researchers surveyed principals and teachers in 70 schools in a southern urban area. Ego development levels were defined as either conformist or conscientious or a transitional conscientious-conformist level. Principals have seven power bases…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Developmental Stages, Elementary Secondary Education, Individual Power
Thompson, Bruce – 1984
Several important issues related to canonical correlation have been recognized and resolved during the last several years. The purpose of this presentation is to offer an organized, comprehensive, and current annotated bibliography of the many recent developments and extensions of canonical methods. The bibliography does not emphasize references…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Correlation, Data Analysis, Factor Analysis
Thompson, Bruce – 1980
This study addressed two questions: (1) Can homogeneous groups of teachers be created based upon instructional preferences? and (2) If so, can those groups be differentiated by the teachers' role-ideals and their philosophical orientations? The focus was on how teachers want to teach rather than how they feel they ought to teach in their…
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Educational Philosophy, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education
Wangberg, Elaine; Thompson, Bruce – 1980
Since psycholinguistic research suggests that readers ascribe meaning by sampling grapho-phonemic, syntactic, and semantic text features, a study was conducted to investigate which cue strategies readers of different abilities utilized, and whether these strategies were mediated by levels of cognitive development. The subjects were 50 second grade…
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Context Clues, Grade 2, Miscue Analysis
Thompson, Bruce – 1979
How teachers evaluate the various instructional methods at their disposal is the question addressed in this paper. The issue is examined in an effort to determine which of certain models of teaching some teachers prefer, how teachers categorize models of teaching, and which factors are associated with their preferences. Results suggest that role…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Educational Philosophy, Evaluative Thinking, Nontraditional Education
Thompson, Bruce – 1974
This document is an attempt by a former student of the University of Houston Competence Based Teacher Education Program to speak directly to the topic of student evaluation of Competency Based Education (CBE) experiences. The author approaches CBE from three different viewpoints, devoting a section to each. "CBE as an Instructional Process"…
Descriptors: Competency Based Teacher Education, Individual Development, Instruction, Instructional Programs
Thompson, Bruce – 1974
This paper constructs a typology of the philosophical assumptions of a humanistic, competency based, teacher education program. At the same time, the paper fills in the assumptions of the typology. It is indicated that the listing of assumptions is characterized by completeness, sequential ordering, and the fact that it is non-compromised. The…
Descriptors: Classification, Competency Based Teacher Education, Educational Philosophy, Humanism
Thompson, Bruce – Texas Tech Journal of Education, 1982
Principals from a large public school system recommended actions they would take after reading a conventional program evaluation report. Another group of principals made recommendations after reading a "confidence interval" report. Results indicated that the reporting form did influence decisions about a program's worth. (PP)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Decision Making, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods
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Wangberg, Elaine G.; Thompson, Bruce – Reading Improvement, 1982
Concludes that cognitive development tasks may primarily evaluate reading readiness and suggests that proficient readers are particularly sensitive to semantic text cues. (FL)
Descriptors: Academic Aptitude, Cognitive Development, Context Clues, Grade 2
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King, Jean A.; Thompson, Bruce – NASSP Bulletin, 1983
A survey of principals and superintendents from variously sized districts revealed that program evaluations were generally found useful (particularly by superintendents) but were judged by many principals to be incapable of measuring some important program effects. Administrators tended to interact infrequently with evaluators, placing primary…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Elementary Secondary Education, Information Utilization, Principals
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