Accession Number : AD0671772

Title :   PARFORM: A COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR DEVELOPING STATISTICALLY PARALLEL TESTS OF HIGH VALIDITY.

Descriptive Note : Research memo.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL PERSONNEL RESEARCH ACTIVITY SAN DIEGO CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Moonan,William J. ; Beauregard,Charles R.

Report Date : JUN 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 56

Abstract : The report is concerned with the development of a computer program which assembles two parallel tests of high validity from an available item set and criterion information. The heuristic program sequentially selects pairs of items such that the two forms, to which these items are assigned, remain as statistically parallel as possible. The criteria of parallelism made available by the program are variants of statistics devised by S.S. Wilks and D. F. Votaw, Jr. A printout of the program provides extensive psychometric information about the two forms as they are assembled. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS), (*COMPUTER PROGRAMS, PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS), NAVAL PERSONNEL, INTELLIGENCE TESTS, COMBINATORIAL ANALYSIS, SAMPLING, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE