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ANALYSIS OF THE RELATIVE MOVEMENT TEST BY A METHOD OF INDIVIDUAL INTERVIEWS
EDUCATIONAL TESTING SERVICE PRINCETON NJ
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The performance of 38 officer candidates on the relative movement test of the Navy Officer Classification Battery was assessed by the interview method to determine whether the mental processes required were primarily spatial, primarily deductive, or an equal combination of both. The subjects had previously taken the test in written form test scores were a function of speed as well as ability when the tests were administered under normal conditions. Spatial and deductive processes were recorded on all by 11 of the 1116 cards distributed among the judges. Spatial items generally required course or bearing answers, and deductive items generally required relative-speed answers. The processes varied more as a function of the item than as a function of the subject.
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