Friday, June 27, 2008

WMF Human Cognitive Abilities (HCA) archive project update 6-28-08

The free on-line WMF Human Cognitive Abilities (HCA) archive project was updated today. The major updates included the following:
  • A number of new datasets (correlation matrices analyzed in Carroll's 1993 factor analysis meta-analysis) and original journal articles were added to the archive
  • An on-line "working" inventory and bibliography of the John "Jack" Carroll correlation matrices being archived is now available. This inventory indicates the status of the archiving of the various datasets.
  • A Request for Assistance section has been added.
    • The HCA project needs help tracking down copies of old journal articles, dissertations, etc. for a number of datasets being archive. Please visit the "master bibliography/inventory" section of this archive and visit the on-line dataset/reference file. When viewing the on-line working inventory, manuscripts/references featured in the color red are those we are currently having trouble locating. If you have access to either a paper or e-copy of any of the designated "fugitive" documents, and would be willing to provide them to WMF to copy/scan (we would cover the costs), please contact Dr. Kevin McGrew at the email address listed at the site.
As of today, 57 of Jack Carroll's original correlation matrices are "in process" for archiving. 27 of the archived datasets are complete - both the correlation matrices and original publications have been posted. 28 other datasets are in various stages of readiness (e.g., either correlation matrix or original publication has been archived--but not both; dataset has been assigned for data entry; etc.).

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