Accession Number : AD0471560

Title :   CONFIGURAL INFORMATION IN ITEM RESPONSES,

Corporate Author : WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE

Personal Author(s) : Wainwright, Gordon Edward

Report Date : SEP 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 203

Abstract : This report develops a rationale for investigating systematically the amount of configural or nonlinear information in a matrix of binary item responses. Both multiple regression and eigenvalue type models are utilized in the research. Computational procedures are also developed and appropriate Fortran computer programs are presented. The technology is applied to substantive data. The contention of many clinical psychologists that it can be important to consider the configuration of a client's responses is verified. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING), TEST CONSTRUCTION(PSYCHOLOGY), MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION, CORRELATION TECHNIQUES, TABLES(DATA), FACTOR ANALYSIS, MATRICES(MATHEMATICS), POLYNOMIALS, PATTERN RECOGNITION.

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE