Accession Number : AD0766905

Title :   The Characteristics of the Tasks of Academic Areas.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Biglan,Anthony

Report Date : JUL 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : 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)

Descriptors :   (*UNIVERSITIES, OPERATIONS RESEARCH), (*PROGRAMMED INSTRUCTION, STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES), STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, CLASSIFICATION, PROBLEM SOLVING, DATA PROCESSING, CORRELATION TECHNIQUES, ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY)

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE