The Characteristics of the Tasks of Academic Areas.
WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY
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Multidimensional scaling was performed on scholars judgments about the similarities among academic task areas. One hundred sixty-eight scholars at the University of Illinois made judgments about 36 areas, and 54 scholars at a small western college judged similarities among 30 areas. The method of sorting was used in collecting data. Three dimensions are discussed concern with objectivity and physical objects concern with application and concern with life systems. It appears that these dimensions are general to the tasks of most academic institutions. Author
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