Accession Number : AD0772566

Title :   The Effects of Cognitive Intervention on Estimates of Latent Ability Measured from Analogy Items.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : MINNESOTA UNIV MINNEAPOLIS CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF ORGANIZATIONAL PERFORMANCE AND HUMAN EFFECTIVENESS

Personal Author(s) : Whitely,Susan E. ; Dawis,Rene V.

Report Date : 14 SEP 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : Cognitive intervention may potentially be used to investigate both cognitive processes underlying test performance and the possible incorporation of learning experiences into ability estimates. City high school students were randomly assigned to one of six experimental conditions (including control) and were administered a test-intervention-retest sequence using verbal analogy items. It was found that modifiability is associated with the type of intervention. Furthermore, general types of relationships may effectively mediate analogy item solving. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Psychological tests, *Analogies, *Test construction(Psychology), Aptitude tests, Performance(Human), Analysis of variance, Feedback

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE