Wednesday, December 31, 2008

WMF Human Cognitive Abilities (HCA) Project update - 12-31-08

The free on-line WMF Human Cognitive Abilities (HCA) archive project was updated today. An overview of the project, with a direct link to the archive, can be found at the Woodcock-Muñoz Foundation web page (click on "Current Woodcock-Muñoz Foundation Human Cognitive Abilities Archive") . Also, an on-line PPT copy of a poster presentation I made at the 2008 (Dec) ISIR conference re: this project can be found by clicking here.

Current Update:
Today's update added information (either original correlation matrix or manuscript--or both) for the nine datasets listed below:

  • BERG21: Berger, E. (1977). Field dependence and short-term memory. Dissertation Abstracts International, 38(4-B), 1870. (University Microfilm 77-21266)
  • SMIT52: Smith, O. W., & Smith, P. C. (1966). Developmental studies of spatial judgments by children and adults. Perceptual & Motor Skills, 22, 3-73 (Monograph Supplement 1-V22).
  • SNOW1/SNOW2/SNOW03: Snow, C. E., & Hoefnagel-Hohle, M. (1979). Individual differences in second-language ability: A factor-analytic study. Language & Speech, 22, 151-162.
  • SNOW11/SNOW12: Snow, R. E., Lohman, D. F., Marshalek, B., Yalow, E., & Webb, N. (1977). Correlational analyses of reference aptitude constructs. Stanford, CA: Aptitude Research Project, School of Education, Stanford University, Technical Report No. 5.
  • SNOW20/SNOW21: Snow, R. E., Marshalek, B., & Lohman, D. F. (1976). Correlation of selected cognitive abilities and cognitive processing parameters: An exploratory study. Stanford, CA: Aptitude Research Project, School of Education, Stanford University, Technical Report No. 3.

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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All posts regarding this project can be found here.

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