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A Comparison of Twins and Mutual Friends in Regard to Personality Traits

Description: The purpose of this study is to compare the personality traits of twins with the personality traits of mutual friends, as measured by a personality rating scale. In this study an attempt will be made to answer two questions. First, how do twins compare with mutual friends on personality traits? Second, are certain traits more predominant among twins than among mutual friends?
Date: 1948
Creator: Nelson, Vernon
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The Relationship of Hearing to School Achievement

Description: The problem of this study is to determine the relationship of hearing to school achievement. More specifically, the problem is to compare the hard-of-hearing child with the normal hearing child of approximately the same intelligence quotient and similar home background in their academic progress in the elementary school to determine the educational loss due to this specific defect.
Date: 1948
Creator: Skelton, Zenobia
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To Determine the Value of a Cumulative Record in a Guidance Program

Description: The purposes of this investigation were to help teachers to a better understanding of children, to help each pupil to discover and to develop his potentialities for his personal good and social usefulness, to facilitate the administration of the guidance program, and to improve classroom instruction.
Date: 1948
Creator: Smith, Carrye Cornelia
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A Study of the Reliability and Validity of a Sociometric Scale on the Elementary School Level

Description: This problem developed in a class dealing with sociometry. The class created a new sociometric scale and gave it to several groups of children. The need for statistical information on the reliability and the validity of the scale became apparent, but was beyond the scope of the course. In order that future classes, or other groups, could feel free to use this scale, and could rely on the results obtained from it, this study was made.
Date: 1948
Creator: Cox, John Arlington, Jr.
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Emerson's Representative Men: a Study of Emerson's Six Representative Types

Description: The purpose of this thesis is to relate the six personalities dealt with by Ralph Waldo Emerson in his Representative Men to such proportions of the essayist's ideas as may be applied to these six representative types, to the end of arriving at an understanding of Emerson's aim in writing about these six men and about great men in general.
Date: 1948
Creator: Harrison, James P., Jr.
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A Comparative Study of Recreation in State and Federal Mental Institutions in Texas

Description: The purpose of this study is to make a comparative survey of recreational programs in both federal and state mental institutions in Texas. The objective, in general, is to determine which of the two types of mental institutions makes available to patients the most well-rounded program of recreation, and to determine wherein recreational facilities and opportunities in both types of institutions may be improved.
Date: 1948
Creator: Drennan, John Francis, Jr.
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Relationships between Leadership in College, Church Affiliation, and Religious Beliefs

Description: Many studies have been made on leaders in a school situation and on the desirable traits which go together to make for good leadership qualities. However, very few have dealt with the relationship between leaders, church affiliation, and religious beliefs, which is the main purpose of this study.
Date: 1948
Creator: Dubberly, Nathaniel Lee, Jr.
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A Sociometric Study of Peer Acceptance Between Mixed Groups of Latin and Anglo-American School Children on the Pre-Adolescent Level

Description: It is the purpose of this study to aid in determining to what extent Anglo and Latin-American school children on the preadolescent level accept one another in terms of mutual friendship choices, and to find evidence relating to the optimum racial proportion for the purpose of future classroom ethnic distributions.
Date: 1950
Creator: Holloway, Harold D.
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The Relationship Between Answers on Individual Items of the California Test of Personality and Position and in the Group as Measured by the North Texas Sociometric Scale

Description: First of all an attempt is made to determine whether or not the individual items on the California Test of Personality will successfully differentiate between persons of low and high peer acceptance. Secondly, research of this nature would establish a basis for construction of a self-rating test which would measure peer acceptance, or at least measure traits which presumably make for peer acceptance, in situations where it would not be possible to administer the regular sociometric scales.
Date: 1950
Creator: King, F. J.
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A Comparative Sociometric Ethnological Study

Description: The purpose of this study is to compare sociometric data obtained from Negro and white pupils in fourth, fifth, and sixth grade public school classrooms in Fort Worth, Texas. An attempt will be made to determine, as nearly as possible with the methods available and other limitations of this study, to what degree socialization is affected by racial factors in groups which are comparable in terms of socio-economic status.
Date: 1951
Creator: McElroy, A. L., Jr.
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A Study of the Behavior Characteristics of Acceptable and Non-Acceptable Children

Description: The study reported in this paper is concerned with a comparison of acceptable and non-acceptable first-grade children selected by means of a sociometric procedure and teacher judgment. It is an attempt to discover behavior characteristics emanating from those two distinct groups in order to determine patterns of behavior which may be attributed to each separately.
Date: 1951
Creator: Romano, Johnny C.
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Rorschach Factors as Indices of I. Q.

Description: This study will pursue the inquiry in an attempt to add to the weight of evidence for or against the reliability of the Rorschach Test as an indicator of intelligence. The problem may be resolved into a comparison between various scoring categories or factors of the Rorschach and I.Q.
Date: 1951
Creator: Miller, John Y.
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A Study of the Relationship Between the Responses Given by Paretics and Mixed Schizophrenics on the Bender-Gestalt Visual Motor Test

Description: The purpose of this study is to present quantitative findings of the Bender-Gestalt Visual Motor Test which will indicate the effectiveness of this media as an instrument of differential diagnosis when applied to General Paresis and Mixed Schizophrenia.
Date: 1951
Creator: Blackwell, Dale W.
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A Study of the Change in Behavior and Social Status of First Grade Children as the Result of Teaching Arts and Crafts

Description: The purpose of this study was (1) to investigate the changes in sociometric status that resulted when first grade children were taught some art or craft that they could teach to others in their class, (2) to note concomitant behavior changes as reported by their teachers and as noted by their experimenter, and (3) to compare the distribution and increase of decrease of votes received, votes given and mutual attractions in experimental groups with a control group.
Date: 1951
Creator: Carse, William T.
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A Measurement of the Popularity of the Extra-Curricular Activities in Cleburne High School, Cleburne, Texas, with the Relationships of Certain Factors to that Popularity

Description: The purposes of this study are: (1) to determine the popularity of extra-curricular organizations existing in the school as a means of indicating the successful and the unsuccessful groups in the school, (2) to establish the relationships of certain factors to the popularity of the activities so that efforts may be made to improve less successful activities, (3) to discover the extent and the popularity of social activities provided by the city of Cleburne, Texas, for the high school students in order that administrators of the school may have more insight into the extent of the need of high school students for social activities sponsored by the school.
Date: 1950
Creator: Watson, Katie Maxine
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A Study of Peer Acceptance in the Newly-Consolidated Northwest High School at Justin, Texas

Description: The primary problem of this study is to investigate statistically the degree of social integration in a newly-consolidated rural high school formed from four previously existing high schools. The sociometric technique is to be used to determine the peer acceptance for the component parts of the school population, to find out, if possible, if the process of combining the four schools has created an atmosphere which is contributing to the more effective social adjustment of all the students.
Date: 1950
Creator: Watson, Velma
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Criterion Analysis: a Factorial Study of School Grades

Description: It is the purpose of this paper to present a technique for analyzing grades and other criteria, and by so doing, arrive at the factors which will explain the variance of the criteria. This technique is not new; however, it has received very little use. The technique is simply that of factor analyzing a matrix of intercorrelations of variables which include the grades and related measures necessary to define the factors. The selection of the related variables is the crucial problem.
Date: 1951
Creator: Bryant, Norman Dale
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