Monday, August 11, 2008

WMF Human Cognitive Abilities (HCA) Project update: 8-11-08

The free on-line WMF Human Cognitive Abilities (HCA) archive project was updated today. The major updates included the following:

New datasets: 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. Nine new correlation matrices were added to the archive. They are listed below.

  • BACH01: Bachman, L.F. (1982). The trait structure of cloze test scores. TESOL Quarterly, 16, 61-70.
  • BAIR01: Bair J.T. (1951). Factor analysis of clerical aptitude tests. Journal of Applied Psychology, 35, 245-249.
  • BANN11: Bannatyne, A.D., Wichiarajote, P. (1969). Relationships between written spelling, motor functioning, and sequencing skills. Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2, 4-16.
  • BECH01: Bechtold, H.P. (1947). Factorial study of perceptual speed. Unpublished Ph.D. thesis, University of Chicago.
  • FLEI12: Fleishman, E.A., Hempel, W.E. Jr. (1954). Changes in factor structure of a complex psychomotor test as a function of practice. Psychometrika, 19, 239-252.
  • FLEI51: Fleishman, J.J., Dusek, E.R. (1971). Reliability and learning factors associated with cognitive tests. Psychological Reports, 29, 523-530.
  • FOGA00: Fogarty, G. (1987). Time sharing in relation to broad ability domains. Intelligence, 11, 207-231.
  • GRIM01: Grimaldi, J., Loveless, E., Hennessy, J., Prior, J. (1971). Factor analysis of 1970-71 version of the Comparative Guidance and Placement Battery. Educational & Psychological Measurement, 31, 959-963.
  • GING21: Singer, H. (1965). Validity of the Durrell-Sullivan Reading Capacity Test. Educational & Psychological Measurement, 25, 479-491.
New manuscript: In addition, the following "in press" editorial manuscript (journal of Intelligence) has been added to the HCA project archive:
  • McGrew, K. (in press). CHC Theory and the Human Cognitive Abilities Projects: Standing on the Shoulders of the Giants of Psychometric Intelligence Research. Intelligence.

Request for assistance: 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.

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