Accession Number : ADA193627

Title :   Conjunctive Measurement Theory: Cognitive Research Prospects.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 15 Aug 86-30 Nov 87,

Corporate Author : SOUTH CAROLINA UNIV COLUMBIA CENTER FOR MACHINE INTELLIGENCE

Personal Author(s) : Jannarone, Robert J

PDF Url : ADA193627

Report Date : 25 Jan 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : A new psychometric development theory based on conjunctive measurement is introduced with an eye toward cognitive modeling. Conjunctive measures are shown that can reflect persons' abilities to: combine component skills that are individually necessary for solving a given task; learn information at one point and successfully use it at a later point; positively transfer learned material from one setting to another; and improve knowledge in different ways between pretests and posttests. Several theoretical issues are also introduced to contrast conjunctive testing with traditional testing. The main distinction is that conjunctive measurement violates test theory's local independence axiom, by allowing individuals to change rather than be unaffected during the measurement process.

Descriptors :   *COGNITION, *PSYCHOMETRICS, EYE, MEASUREMENT, MODELS, SETTING(ADJUSTING), SKILLS, THEORY, LEARNING

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE