Analysis of the Data From the Minnesota Mechanical Ability Investigation by the Thurstone Multiple Factor Method
In view of Spearman's criticism of the analysis of the data from the Minnesota Mechanical Ability Investigation, the present study was undertaken to analyze further the data by means of a more rigorous method which has been developed since the Minnesota study was published. The method used in the present study is the Thurstone "Simplified Multiple Factor Method". By means of this method an endeavor was made to determine (1) if specific abilities rather than a single general factor charaeterizes mechanical ability (2) if there are group factors present among the various tests used (3) what relation exists between mechanical ability and intelligence, motor agility, age, weight and height as revealed by the factor weightings.
Educational evaluation|Educational psychology
McNamara, Walter Joseph, "Analysis of the Data From the Minnesota Mechanical Ability Investigation by the Thurstone Multiple Factor Method" (1935). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI29282555.