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Set I: Used to indicate in a few minutes where a person tends to come whether a person is dullest(10%) of adults, average(80%) or brightest(10%). 1st problem is shown: explained that upper figure is a pattern with a piece cut out of it. Figures below are the parts missing ;only one is correct. Apart from this no further explanation is given Dull people: Difficulty in 1st five problems. Score less than 6. Average people: No difficulty with 1st four problems, mistakes 5-10,seldom solve last two.

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Bright people : Seldom fail to solve any ,if do any mistake is due to carelessness Set II: Can be given as an untimed capacity test for those who succeeds in solving at least half questions of set I He is told that problems are exactly like set I Problems get difficult more slowly He is told that he must try each in turn from the beginning to end of this book without turning back or missing any He is told that he can have as much time as he likes People usually take an hour to complete all they can do

Instructions for using scale as a group test


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Material required: For examiner: One set of instructions for administration One stop watch One copy of APM-Set I booklet One copy APM-Set II booklet One copy APM answer sheet For subject: One copy APM-Answer sheet One copy APM-Set I booklet One copy APM-Set II booklet One pencil

Psychometric properties of apm indicated by experimental survey

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Re-test reliability: 1947 version of APM was given to selected group of people. Subjects were told it was a test of observation and clear thinking Set II was given with a time limit of 40 minutes Appropriate group of subjects were also given set II to rework after an interval of 6-8 weeks. Findings:

Findings:
No. tested Ist test Mean S.D 109 13.04 5.93 2ND test Mean S.D. 10.6 0.76 Age (yrs) r.

15.07 6.00

92

13.77 6.64

16.38 6.74

12.6

0.86

243

22.06 8.95

25.59 9.38

Adult 0.91 students

VALIDITY (children 12-13 yrs)


Scores 48-45 44-41 36-33 32-29 28-25 24-21 20-17 16-13 12-9 8-5 4-1 0 No. mean S.D

F _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 8 10 13 9 _ 40 8.2 4.1 _ _ _ _ 1 4 11 12 7 4 1 _ 40

E _ _ _ _ _ 1 15 11 13 2 _ _ 42

D _ _ _ _ _ 1

C _ _ _ _ 1 2 18 10 5 3 1 _ 40

B _ _ _ 2

Grammer school

_ _ _ 3 18 34 31 15 9 1 _ _ 111 24 4.9

10 17 21 9 5 _ _ _ 64 20 4.8

15 7 10 3 _ _ 36 14.6 4.2

14.9 5.1

14.5 3.8

15.6 4.7