The Equivalence of Semantic and Figural Test Presentation of the Same Items.
MINNESOTA UNIV MINNEAPOLIS CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF ORGANIZATIONAL PERFORMANCE AND HUMAN EFFECTIVENESS
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A 30-item multiple-choice word analogy test and a corresponding 30-item picture analogy test in which the pictures corresponded to the words in the word analogy test were administered to 289 Civil Service employees. The equivalence of semantic word and figural picture test presentation of the same items was determined by comparing the responses of the same subject to the same item. Proportion of correspondent responses both correct or both wrong ranged from .69 to .91 with a median of .84. Correlation between scores on the two test forms was .86. Over 84 of the subjects gave correspondent responses with greater than chance frequency. Score distributions were practically identical. It was concluded that semantic and figural parallel test forms can be constructed.