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Educational Research Methods


reviewed by Dorothy C. Adkins 1964

coverTitle: Educational Research Methods
Author(s): G. D. McGrath, J. J. Jelinek, R. E. Wochner
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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At the time this review was in preparation, the reviewer was teaching test construction to a class composed of three graduate students in education, and two graduate students and one senior in psychology. She read to the class 24 statements from a chapter entitled "Utilization of Instruments and Measures" in the guise of a true-false test. At the insistence of the students, five possible responses were permitted, distributed as follows: 24 "T," 27 "?T," 12 "?," 20 "?F," and 61 "F." Over half the total of 144 responses were either "probably" false or false, and only a sixth were true, with another sixth "probably" true. For only two of the 24 sentences did as many as three of the six students mark "T." For 11 sentences, half or more of the students marked "F." The 24 statements, which will illustrate the generalizations permeating the book as well as the quality of... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 66 Number 3, 1964, p. 287-287
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 2564, Date Accessed: 10/20/2017 5:49:04 PM

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