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Other pairs were matched to be maximally similar. RESUL TS The results of the pairs of pairs test are given in Table II. The items are arranged in order of subject agreement. The results of the first test are presented in the left-hand side of Table II. The first column gives one member of each pair, followed by the mean for that item as determined by the scaling task. The third column shows the number of subjects that circled that pair. The fourth column presents the second pair, matched with the pair of column 1, followed by the mean (determined by the scaling task).
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