Meaningfulness (M) Values and Common Associates for Paralogs and Words of CVCVC Format.
HUMAN ENGINEERING LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
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Associative aspects of verbal materials have been shown in numerous investigations to be potent determinants of verbal behavior. This research calibrated 75 words and paralogs of CVCVC format on meaningfulness m and identified their common associates. Besides the probability p of each common associate, its median ordinal position o in continued word association was determined. Operational definitions of two categories of CVCVC paralogs permit the construction of additional items as needed. As a source of verbal items for research use, the report is augmented by two appendixes. Appendix A lists other published sources of associatively scaled material. Appendix B is a complete list of CVCVC words as given in the Thorndike-Lorge list with their frequencies of usage indicated. Author