Thursday, December 29, 2011

WMF Human Cognitive Abilities Archive Project: Major update 12-29-11

Here is an early New Years present to those interested in the structure of human cognitive abilities and the seminal work of Dr. John Carroll.

The free on-line WMF Human Cognitive Abilities (HCA) archive project had a MAJOR update 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.

Today's update added the following 38 new data sets from John "Jack" Carroll's original collection.  We now have approximately 50% of Jack Carroll's original datasets archived on-line.  Of particular interest is the addtion of one of Carroll's data sets, three by John Horn, and 17 by Guilford et al.  Big names...and some correlation matrices with big numbers of variables.  Data parasites (er....secondary data analysits) should be happy.

  • CARR01.  Carroll, J.B. (1941).  A factor analysis of verbal abilities.  Psychometrika, 6, 279-307.
  • FAIR02.  Fairbank, B.A. Jr., Tirre, W., Anderson, N.S. (1991).  Measures of thirty cognitive tasks:  Intercorrelations and correlations with aptitude battery scores. In P.L. Dann, S. M. Irvine, & J. Collis (Eds.), Advances in computer-based human assessment (pp. 51-101).  Dordrecht & Boston: Kluwer Academic.
  • FLAN01.  Flanagan, J.C., Davis, F.B., Dailey, J.T., Shaycoft, M.F., Orr, D.B., Goldberg, I., Neyman, C.A. Jr., (1964).  The Amercian high school student (Cooperative Research Project No. 635).  Pittsburgh:  University of Pittsburgh.
  • FULG21.  Fulgosi, A., Guilford, J. P. (1966).  Fluctuation of ambiguous figures and intellectual flexibility.  American Journal of Psychology, 79, 602-607.
  • GUIL11.  Guilford, J.P., Berger R.M., Christensen, P.R. (1955).  A factor-analytic stydy of planning:  II. Administration of tests and analysis of results.  Los Angeles:  Reports from the Psychological Laboratory, University of Southern California, No. 12.
  • GUIL31 to GUIL46 (17).  Guilford, J.P., Lacey, J.I. (Eds.) (1947).  Printed classification tests.  Army Air Force Aviation Psychology Program Research Reports, No. 5.  Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office. [discussed or re-analyzed by Lohman (1979)]
  • HARG12.  Hargreaves, H.L. (1927).  The 'faculty' of imagination:  An enquiry concerning the existence of a general 'faculty,' or group factor, of imagination.  British Journal of Psychology Monograph Supplement, 3, No. 10.
  • HECK01.  Heckman, R.W. (1967).  Aptitude-treatment interactions in learning from printed-instruction: A correlational study.  Unpublished Ph.D. thesis, Purdue University.  (University Microfilm 67-10202)
  • HEND01.  Hendricks, M., Guilford, J. P., Hoepfner, R. (1969). Measuring creative social abilities. Los Angeles: Reports from the Psychological Laboratory, University of Southern California, No. 42.
  • HEND11A.  Hendrickson, D.E. (1981). The biological basis of intelligence. Part II: Measurement. In H.J. Eysenck (Ed.), A model for intelligence (pp. 197-228). Berlin: Springer.
  • HHIG01.  iggins, L. C. (1978) A factor analytic study of children's picture interpretation behavior. Educational Communication & Technology, 26, 215-232
  • HISK03/04.  Hiskey, M. (1966). Manual for the Hiskey-Nebraska Test of Learning Aptitude. Lincoln, NE: Union College Press.
  • HORN25/26.  Horn, J. L., & Bramble, W. J. (1967). Second-order ability structure revealed in rights and wrongs scores. Journal of Educational Psychology, 58, 115-122.
  • HORN31.  Horn, J. L., & Stankov, L. (1982) Auditory and visual factors of intelligence. Intelligence, 6, 165-185.
  • KEIT21.  Keith, T. Z., & Novok, C. G. (1987). What is the g that the K-ABC measures? Paper presented at the meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, New Orleans, L.A.
  • KRAN01/KRAN01A.  Kranzler, J. H. (1990). The nature of intelligence: A unitary process or a number of independent processes? Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of California at Berkeley.
  • LANS31.  Lansman, M., Donaldson, G., Hunt, E., & Yantis, S. (1982). Ability factors and cognitive processes. Intelligence, 6, 347-386.
  • LORD01.  Lord, F. M. (1956). A study of speed factors in tests and academic grades. Psychometrika, 21, 31-50.
  • LUN21.  Lunneborg, C. E. (1977). Choice reaction time: What role in ability measurement? Applied Psychological Measurement, 1, 309-330.
  • WOTH01.  Wothke, W., Bock, R.D., Curran, L.T., Fairbank, B.A., Augustin, J.W., Gillet, A.H., Guerrero, C., Jr. (1991).  Factor analytic examination of the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) and the kit of factor-referenced tests.  Brooks Air Force Base, TX: Air Force Human Resources Laboratory Report AFHRL-TR-90-67.
Request for assistance: The HCA project needs help tracking down copies of old journal articles, dissertations, etc. for a number of datasets being archived. We have yet to locate copies of the original manuscripts for a significant number of datasets that have been posted to the archive. Help in locating copies of these MIA manuscripts would be appreciated.  Please visit the special "Requests for Assistance" section of this archive to view a more complete list of manuscripts that 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.  A copy of the complete list or datasets with missing mannuscripts (in red font) can also be downloaded directlly from here.

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