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There were no “idiot savants” in the group.
Was there any reason why you used this other scale, rather than
the more customary IQ, as a measure?
There was a reason. To tell you the truth, I can't remember it.
We might have been testing it. We might have been testing it.
Do you recall at that time any criticism of the IQ measure,
that assumed a certain kind of socioeconomic background, and therefore
didn't necessarily give an accurate measureof native intelligence
of those who did not have that kind of background?
That may be. My memory is really very foggy on that, but that
may be. It's possible. I just don't remember.
Of course, they may have been linked. That may have been
one reason why you were testing the scale.
I think economics had something to do with it, because I had
to work with these children in public schools, and I really had to
get this thing done and get out of there, you know. I really
couldn't take that long. I had hundreds of children in the sample.
So that is probably the reason.
Was this sample selected by taking a certain number of schools,
or did you select individual children from among the schools?
I had to select a certain number of elementary schools, a
certain number of junior high schools, to get a good range,
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