HS.data: Complete Data Set of Holzinger and Swineford's (1939) Study

Description Usage Format Details Source References

Description

The complete data set of scores of 301 subjects in 26 tests in Holzinger and Swineford's (1939) study.

Usage

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Format

A data frame with 301 observations on the following 32 variables.

id

subject's ID number

Gender

subject's gender

grade

the grade the subject is in

agey

the year part of the subject's age

agem

the month part of the subject's age

school

the school the subject is from

visual

scores on visual perception test, test 1

cubes

scores on cubes test, test 2

paper

scores on paper form board test, test 3

flags

scores on lozenges test, test 4

general

scores on general information test, test 5

paragrap

scores on paragraph comprehension test, test 6

sentence

scores on sentence completion test, test 7

wordc

scores on word classification test, test 8

wordm

scores on word meaning test, test 9

addition

scores on add test, test 10

code

scores on code test, test 11

counting

scores on counting groups of dots test, test 12

straight

scores on straight and curved capitals test, test 13

wordr

scores on word recognition test, test 14

numberr

scores on number recognition test, test 15

figurer

scores on figure recognition test, test 16

object

scores on object-number test, test 17

numberf

scores on number-figure test, test 18

figurew

scores on figure-word test, test 19

deduct

scores on deduction test, test 20

numeric

scores on numerical puzzles test, test 21

problemr

scores on problem reasoning test, test 22

series

scores on series completion test, test 23

arithmet

scores on Woody-McCall mixed fundamentals, form I test, test 24

paperrev

scores on additional paper form board test, test 25

flagssub

scores on flags test, test 26

Details

Holzinger and Swineford (1939) data is widely cited, but generally only the Grant-White School data is used. The present dataset contains the complete data of Holzinger and Swineford (1939).

A total number of 301 pupils from Paster School and Grant-White School participated in Holzinger and Swineford's (1939) study. This study consists of 26 tests, which are used to measure the subjects' spatial, verbal, mental speed, memory, and mathematical ability.

The spatial tests consist of visual, cubes, paper, flags, paperrev, and flagssub. The test 25, paper form board test (paperrev), can be used as a subsitute for test 3, paper form board test (paper). The test 26, flags test (flagssub), is a possible substitute for test 4, lozenges test (flags).

The verbal tests consist of general, paragrap, sentence, wordc, and wordm.

The speed tests consist of addition, code, counting, and straight.

The memory tests consist of wordr, numberr, figurer, object, numberf, and figurew.

The mathematical-ability tests consist of deduct, numeric, problemr, series, and arithmet.

Source

Holzinger, K. J. and Swineford, F. A. (1939). A study in factor analysis: The stability of a bi-factor solution. Supplementary Education Monographs, 48. University of Chicago.

References

Holzinger, K. J. and Swineford, F. A. (1939). A study in factor analysis: The stability of a bi-factor solution. Supplementary Education Monographs, 48. University of Chicago.


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