Master's Theses

Document Type


Date of Award

Spring 1950

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)




Dr. Robert T. McGrath


That there is a need for scientific analysis and appraisal in the selection of textbooks is well established. The use of a flexible rating scale or chart that may be modified from time to time to meet the needs of present day English fundamentals is of great value ill the selection of high school textbooks. Out of such conditions as these arose the particular problem of this thesis, which, specifically stated, is The Psycho-physical Evaluation of Selected Textbooks in School English. The problem is designated psycho-physical evaluation because the study has two areas of investigation. The physical investigation deals only with those factors which may be classified as natural or material and includes such items as: binding, table of content, author data, etc. The psycho evaluation, however, deals with those problems which concern the mental activities and techniques used in teaching and learning.


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Copyright 1950 William G. Hegarty

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