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Normative data on the familiarity and difficulty of 196 Spanish word fragments.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15641444     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
In this article, normative data on the familiarity and difficulty of 196 single-solution Spanish word fragments are presented. The database includes the following indices: difficulty, familiarity, frequency, number of meanings, number of letters given in the fragment, first and/or last letters given, and ratio of letters to blanks. A factor analysis was performed on difficulty, and two factors were obtained. Frequency, familiarity, and number of meanings loaded highly on the first factor, which we consider to measure lexical processes, whereas number of letters in the fragment, first and/or last letters given, and ratio of letters to blanks loaded highly on the second factor, which we judge to be determined by perceptual information. Regression analyses using factor scores as predictors showed that both factors accounted for a significant part of the completion probability scores. The full set of these norms may be downloaded from the Psychonomic Society Web archive at www.psychonomic.org/archive/.
Authors:
Carmen Dasí; María José Soler; Juan Carlos Ruiz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Behavior research methods, instruments, & computers : a journal of the Psychonomic Society, Inc     Volume:  36     ISSN:  0743-3808     ISO Abbreviation:  Behav Res Methods Instrum Comput     Publication Date:  2004 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-01-11     Completed Date:  2005-03-01     Revised Date:  2007-11-07    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8413015     Medline TA:  Behav Res Methods Instrum Comput     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  559-63     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain. carmen.dasi@uv.es
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Humans
Language*
Linguistics / standards
Reference Values
Vocabulary*
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Comment In:
Behav Res Methods. 2007 Aug;39(3):371-6   [PMID:  17958147 ]

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