Cognitive and Psychometric Analysis of Analogical Problem Solving

Cognitive and Psychometric Analysis of Analogical Problem Solving

by Isaac I. Bejar, Roger Chaffin, Susan Embretson
     
 

The major objective of the investigation presented in this book is to assess the validity of analogies, a component of the GRE General Test, from a perspective other than the prediction of grade-point average. The book examines a very practical problem in test construction: the apparent inability of item writers to regularly and predictably construct verbal

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The major objective of the investigation presented in this book is to assess the validity of analogies, a component of the GRE General Test, from a perspective other than the prediction of grade-point average. The book examines a very practical problem in test construction: the apparent inability of item writers to regularly and predictably construct verbal items in general, and analogy items in particular, that are both difficult and sufficiently discriminating. The book demonstrates that the incorporation of results from the cognitive laboratory into the test development process is a natural step and should be attempted. The book focuses on analogical reasoning because it is a pervasive human-thought process.

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Reports the results of an investigation of some factors determining performance on analogy problems by examining a large number of items on the graduate record exams from both cognitive and psychometric perspectives. For cognitive scientists and linguists. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780387973210
Publisher:
Springer New York
Publication date:
11/30/1990
Series:
Recent Research in Psychology Series
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1991
Pages:
237
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.53(d)

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