Spearman’s hypothesis on item-level data from Raven’s Standard Progressive Matrices: A replication and extension

Emil O. W. Kirkegaard1 Abstract Item-level data from Raven’s Standard Progressive Matrices was compiled for 12 diverse groups from previously published studies. Jensen’s method (method of correlated vectors) was used on every possible pair of groups with available data (45 comparisons). The mean Jensen coefficient was about .50. Very few were negative. Spearman’s hypothesis is…

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New paper out: The personal Jensen coefficient does not predict grades beyond its association with g

Found null results for a proposed metric (actually two). In the spirit of publishing failed ideas, I wrote this up. Abstract General intelligence (g) is known to predict grades at all educational levels. A Jensen coefficient is the correlation of subtests’ g-loadings with a vector of interest. I hypothesized that the personal Jensen coefficient from…

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