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Grouping of principles

A grouping problem was proposed to identify the groups in which principles would be placed as seen by subjects. This test was aimed to see if the subjects grouped principles similar to the grouping done by the researchers, that is if the subjects 'saw' the same relations as the researcher. The subjects were asked to sort principles into sets of related principles. They were given 3 sets of 15 principles. A free form sorting procedure was used, which does not restrict the subjects to pre-defined categories. The groups created were analyzed using a pooled similarity matrix which was analyzed with regard to random grouping and compared to the groups anticipated by the researchers.

Michael Spring
Mon Nov 27 18:39:52 EST 1995