Corroborating biased indicators: global and local agreement among objective and subjective estimates of printed word frequency.

@article{Thompson2009CorroboratingBI,
  title={Corroborating biased indicators: global and local agreement among objective and subjective estimates of printed word frequency.},
  author={Glenn L Thompson and Alain Desrochers},
  journal={Behavior research methods},
  year={2009},
  volume={41 2},
  pages={452-71}
}
The internal validity of several types of experiments in experimental psychology and neuroscience depends in part on the possibility of controlling or manipulating critical lexical variables such as word frequency of occurrence. Two ways of estimating this variable are (1) objective frequency counts and (2) subjective ratings of word frequency. Each method produces estimates that generally agree (i.e., they are highly correlated) but that disagree substantially concerning the relative frequency… CONTINUE READING