Pamphlet, Michigan Vocabulary Profile Test, Manual of Directions (Revised)

Pamphlet, Michigan Vocabulary Profile Test, Manual of Directions (Revised)

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After their widespread use during World War One, experts increasingly used psychological tests as a tool to rank and sort people in contexts including (but not limited to) education and employment. This is the Manual of Directions (Revised) for the Michigan Vocabulary Profile Test. It was prepared under the direction of Edward B. Greene (Lecturer in Psychology, University of Michigan). The Manual provides: a description of the test, information on the development of the test, validity and reliability, directions for administering, directions for scoring, directions for recording scores, interpretation of test results, other uses of test results, chance success and practice effect, and finally cautions in interpretation of the results. The booklet is eight pages. It also includes four different figures and eleven different tables. The booklet was published by the World Book Company and copyrighted in 1939 and 1949.
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Greene, Edward B.
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United States: Michigan, Ann Arbor
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paper (overall material)
overall: 21.4 cm x 28 cm; 8 7/16 in x 11 1/32 in
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Gift of Ruth E. Myer
Psychological Tests
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