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MANUAL SECTIONS
Manual Section 1: General Overview (1998 Edition)

Essential for use with all the Progressive Matrices and Vocabulary Scales,

This gives details of:

  • Theoretical basis of the Raven's Matrices and MHV
  • Nature of eductive and reproductive abilities and their links to competence
  • Role of heritability and the environment
  • Ethnic and socio-economic issues
  • Maturation and 'decline' of eductive and reproductive ability
  • Implications of findings for society and psychologists
  • Reporting results: the need for contextual information, especially on other aspects of competence
  • Applications in education, clinical and occupational practice
  • Relationships between the three forms of the Matrices
  • Development of the Items
  • Format of the Items Analyses
  • Relationship between the forms of the MHV
  • Addendum: The scientific status of eductive ability and understanding item difficulty

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Basic Sections of the Manual Corresponding to the Tests

Basic Sections of the Manual Corresponding to the Tests

These give details of development, administration, scoring, reporting results and interpretation, in addition to a range of normative data for each of the tests. Summary reviews of reliability and validity studies are also cited. More detail is available in the RESEARCH SUPPLEMENTS

It is essential to use the correct Manual section with the selection of tests you are using

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Manual section 7- Research

This contains tables giving brief summaries for each of the tests of all normative, reliability and validity studies that it has been possible to trace. In each case, these give the source of the study, brief details about the population studied, the numbers of the respondents involved, the results obtained, and a few comments on the study. All references cited in the Manual are also to be found in this section.

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Occupational User Guide for the APM and MHV

This guide describes the administration, scoring and interpretation of the APM and MHV in occupational settings. It brings together key information from the General, APM and MHV sections of this Manual and contains detailed occupational norms for the Uk and overseas. It supplements information in the Manual and should be used in conjunction with them.

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RESEARCH SUPPLEMENTS

Research Supplement No 1 - Irish and British Standardisations of 1972 and 1979

    Contains:

    • Full details of the 1972 Irish standardisation
    • Full details of the 1979 British standardisation
    • Details of samples tested
    • Items analyses
    • Reproducibility of the scale
    • Distribution of age
    • Speed of work and total score
    • Comparisons with earlier normative data
    • Comparisons with other cultures

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Research Supplement No 3 - American and International Norms together with Neuropsychological Uses

Contains:

  • American national and school district norms
  • Details of samples tested
  • Items analyses
  • Norms for different countries
  • School districts within the US
  • Ethnic and SES norms
  • Limitations of detailed norms, and deviation IQs
  • Detailed norm tables
  • Conversion tables for percentiles, deviations IQs and standards scores
  • Changes over time
  • Policy implications of data
  • Implications for the role of psychologists
  • Neuropsychological applications

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Researchers' Bibliography top

(Not part of the Manual)

Contains abstracts of all published studies in which the RPM and MHV have been used, regardless of whether they led to normative, reliability or validity data, or to new insights into nature, origins or consequences of the abilities measured by the tests. The bibliography is available on computer disk or as a hard copy, and special searches of the database can also be requested.

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More detail can be obtained by purchasing a copy of the Manual Sections from one of the Distributors listed on this site.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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