The revision of the Stanford-Binet scale: An Analysis of the Standardization Data

The revision of the Stanford-Binet scale: An Analysis of the Standardization Data

The revision of the Stanford-Binet scale: An Analysis of the Standardization Data

The revision of the Stanford-Binet scale: An Analysis of the Standardization Data

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The basic data for this volume were collected during the standardization testing for the new Stanford- Binet revision. Although a portion of the material herein is based upon analyses which were essential in the standardization procedure, a large part represents analyses which have been made subsequently. Some of the data pertain to the scale as an instrument, some are concerned with results obtained thereby. At times the chief concern is with the scale as a whole, at times with analyses based on items. It has not been feasible to present more than a statistical summary of the mass of accumulated data; it is hoped that sufficient detail has been given to make the discussion intelligible.

This volume is so closely related to Terman and Merrill Measuring Intelligence that the acknowledgments made therein could be repeated here. In addition, the writer is indebted to the Social Science Research Council of Stanford University for support which made the factor analyses possible, and to the Committee on Psychology and Anthropology of the National Research Council for a grant-in-aid for the study of scatter. The analysis of the data for sex differences was financed in part by funds granted Professor Terman by the Committee on Sex Research of the National Research Council. I am personally indebted to Professors Terman and Merrill for their cooperation and encouragement. Much of the basic work for this volume was done under their direction. Credit is due Dr. Merrill for choosing the items for the non- verbal and memory scales, but she should not be held responsible for my interpretations thereof. Dr. Merrill has also rendered invaluable assistance in assembling the material for Appendix C. Much of the responsibility entailed in the preparation of this volume has been shared by Olga W. McNemar. To Professor Terman I am gratefull for his willingness to write the introductory chapter and for many helpful suggestions and criticisms.

Quinn McNemar . . .

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