Sampling Reliability in Elicited Imitation This study examined the number of trials necessary to obtain sampling reliability in elicited imitation. An examiner-constructed elicited imitation test was administered to 15 language-disordered subjects, sampled from the age range of 5:6 to 6:6 years. All test sentences were controlled for length, syntactic construction, and semantic content. The test ... Research Article
Research Article  |   February 01, 1983
Sampling Reliability in Elicited Imitation
 
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Research Article   |   February 01, 1983
Sampling Reliability in Elicited Imitation
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, February 1983, Vol. 48, 85-89. doi:10.1044/jshd.4801.85
History: Received March 3, 1981 , Accepted December 1, 1981
 
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, February 1983, Vol. 48, 85-89. doi:10.1044/jshd.4801.85
History: Received March 3, 1981; Accepted December 1, 1981

This study examined the number of trials necessary to obtain sampling reliability in elicited imitation. An examiner-constructed elicited imitation test was administered to 15 language-disordered subjects, sampled from the age range of 5:6 to 6:6 years. All test sentences were controlled for length, syntactic construction, and semantic content. The test instrument contained multiple occurrences of 16 syntactic structures. For each of these forms, subject performance on 1, 3, 5, and 7 trials was compared with performance on 10 trials. It was observed that sampling reliability increased as the number of trials increased, but as few as three repetitions provided reliable data.

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