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Note: Codebooks contain frequency data from the private data release. For some variables, these differ from the frequencies in the public release. Variables that differ between the public and private versions include "(not available on public release)" as part of the variable description, or a note indicating the difference between the public and private versions.

Phone: Cognition

The respondents were asked to give answers to eight of the fourteen
items from the Weschler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS).  The simpliest
items from the WAIS were eliminated due to the fact that the general
ability of the sample is high enough to cause little variation in
response to simple items.  

The eight items were assigned scores between 0 and 2, unless the interview 
was a useable partial that was terminated before or during the cognition
questions.  Any cognition question that was not asked due to partialling
out is coded -3.  

See Appendix G, COR458 for details about how the scores 0 - 2 were
 chosen for the primary sample.

  ri001re          Sum of the scores for the cognition questions.
  ri002re          In what way are an orange and a banana alike? 
  ri003re          In what way are a table and a chair alike? 
  ri004re          In what way are an eye and an ear alike? 
  ri005re          In what way are an egg and a seed alike? 
  ri006re          In what way are air and water alike? 
  ri007re          In what way are work and play alike? 
  ri008re          In what way are a fly and a tree alike? 
  ri009re          In what way are praise and punishment alike?

ri001re: Total cognition score.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: phone
Source variables: 314t, 316, 316f, 316m, 316s, 318, 318f, 318m
Revisions: Updated 3/99,2/02     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1011 813 1824
-3 PARTIAL INTERVIEW 38 40 78
0 LOWEST 21 16 37
1 - 14 COGNITION SCORE 1-14 3911 4443 8354
15 HIGHEST 10 14 24
Note: See ri002re, ri003re, ri004re, ri005re, ri006re, ri007re,
ri008re, ri009re.

If at least one individual score is -3, then RI001RE is -3. The total cognition score can range from 0 (the lowest possible) to 16 (the highest possible).

See Appendix G, COR458 for details about how the scores
0 - 2 were chosen for the primary sample.

ri002re: In what way are an orange and a banana alike?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: phone
Source variables: 314t
Revisions: Updated 3/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1011 813 1824
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED, PARTIAL INTERVIEW 33 38 71
0 LOW 142 103 245
1 437 339 776
2 HIGH 3368 4033 7401

ri003re: In what way are a table and a chair alike?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: phone
Source variables: 316
Revisions: Updated 3/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1011 813 1824
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED, PARTIAL INTERVIEW 34 38 72
0 LOW 1831 1919 3750
1 623 653 1276
2 HIGH 1492 1903 3395

ri004re: In what way are an eye and an ear alike?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: phone
Source variables: 316f
Revisions: Updated 3/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1011 813 1824
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED, PARTIAL INTERVIEW 35 40 75
0 LOW 654 701 1355
1 1534 1786 3320
2 HIGH 1757 1986 3743

ri005re: In what way are an egg and a seed alike?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: phone
Source variables: 316m
Revisions: Updated 3/99,2/02     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1011 813 1824
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED, PARTIAL INTERVIEW 35 40 75
0 LOW 1112 1492 2604
1 1617 2026 3643
2 HIGH 1216 955 2171

ri006re: In what way are air and water alike?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: phone
Source variables: 316s
Revisions: Updated 3/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1011 813 1824
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED, PARTIAL INTERVIEW 35 40 75
0 LOW 1000 1119 2119
1 1202 1308 2510
2 HIGH 1743 2046 3789

ri007re: In what way are work and play alike?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: phone
Source variables: 318
Revisions: Updated 3/99,2/02     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1011 813 1824
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED, PARTIAL INTERVIEW 37 40 77
0 LOW 2281 2642 4923
1 1604 1748 3352
2 HIGH 58 83 141

ri008re: In what way are a fly and a tree alike?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: phone
Source variables: 318f
Revisions: Updated 3/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1011 813 1824
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED, PARTIAL INTERVIEW 37 40 77
0 LOW 2408 2636 5044
1 571 909 1480
2 HIGH 964 928 1892

ri009re: In what way are praise and punishment alike?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: phone
Source variables: 318m
Revisions: Updated 3/99,2/02     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1011 813 1824
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED, PARTIAL INTERVIEW 38 40 78
0 LOW 2550 3146 5696
1 781 758 1539
2 HIGH 611 569 1180

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