Accession Number : ADA300730

Title :   Comparison of a Computerized Version to a Paper/Pencil Version of the Multidimensional Aptitude Battery (MAB).

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. Mar 94-Jul 95,

Corporate Author : ARMSTRONG LAB BROOKS AFB TX AEROSPACE MEDICINE DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s) : Retzlaff, Paul D. ; King, Raymond E. ; Callister, Joseph D.

PDF Url : ADA300730

Report Date : JUL 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : This study examined the comparability of the Armstrong Laboratory's computerized version and the original paper-and-pencil version of an intelligence test. The Multidimensional Aptitude Battery (MAB) is a multiscale test of intelligence that is widely used in aerospace cognitive testing. The research question was whether the two tests are psychometrically equivalent. Comparing the scores of 135 student pilot candidates who took the paper-and-pencil version to the scores of 402 student pilot candidates who took the computerized version, there are no clinically significant differences between the two versions. Full Scale, Verbal, and Performance Intelligence Quotient (IQ) scores were not significantly different across the two tests. Single factor and two factor analyses indicated that the computerized version was factorially similar to not only the paper-and-pencil pilot candidate data but also the original construction samples.

Descriptors :   *APTITUDE TESTS, *INTELLIGENCE TESTS, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), COMPARISON, COGNITION, REASONING, PILOTS, CORRELATION, AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING, PSYCHOMETRICS, INTELLIGENCE(HUMANS), FACTOR ANALYSIS, PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY, CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY, TEST CONSTRUCTION(PSYCHOLOGY).

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE