The design and administration of a culture-free objective test of pattern perception

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Show simple item record Conchado, David R. en_US 2011-06-03T19:29:40Z 2011-06-03T19:29:40Z 1968 en_US 1968
dc.identifier LD2489.Z9 1968 .C66 en_US
dc.description.abstract The aim of the research Just completed has been the construction of a reliable and valid test of pattern perception devoid of cultural influences and requiring no verbal skills beyond the ability to comprehend instructions.Designing a test is a unique kind of experience, presenting problems which are not immediately observable to the naive neophite. The selection of stimuli is one such problem. It is necessary to choose a simple, culture-free stimulus in order not to complicate results with uncontrollable variables. The decision to use the circle, or dot, is based upon the fact that it is a figure familiar to all cultural groups and would, thus, serve as a constant. To differentiate one circle from another, a black and white combination was employed. Colors were avoided because nothing would be gained by using them; they would only introduce unnecessary variables. The following pages will elaborate on the design and the various revisions which led up to the present instrument. en_US
dc.format.extent 24 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.title The design and administration of a culture-free objective test of pattern perception en_US
dc.type Research paper (M.A.), 4 hrs. en_US Thesis (M.A.) en_US
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