Split-Half Reliability of Two Word Discrimination Tests as a Function of Primary-To-Secondary Ratio Two clinical word discrimination tests, the Northwestern University Auditory Test No. 6 (NU-6) and the Modified Rhyme Test (MRT), were examined for internal consistency and for split-half reliability under varying primary-to-secondary ratios (P:S) in normal hearers. Although the statistical analysis indicated that half-lists could be used reliably for both discrimination ... Articles
Articles  |   August 01, 1977
Split-Half Reliability of Two Word Discrimination Tests as a Function of Primary-To-Secondary Ratio
 
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Articles   |   August 01, 1977
Split-Half Reliability of Two Word Discrimination Tests as a Function of Primary-To-Secondary Ratio
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, August 1977, Vol. 42, 440-445. doi:10.1044/jshd.4203.440
History: Received May 3, 1976 , Accepted December 27, 1976
 
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, August 1977, Vol. 42, 440-445. doi:10.1044/jshd.4203.440
History: Received May 3, 1976; Accepted December 27, 1976

Two clinical word discrimination tests, the Northwestern University Auditory Test No. 6 (NU-6) and the Modified Rhyme Test (MRT), were examined for internal consistency and for split-half reliability under varying primary-to-secondary ratios (P:S) in normal hearers. Although the statistical analysis indicated that half-lists could be used reliably for both discrimination tests at most P:S conditions, the wide variability found among individual listeners does not support the clinical practice of half-list testing in noise-at least not for normal-hearing listeners.

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