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ERIC Number: ED003331
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964
Pages: 244
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PROBLEM SOLVING IN HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE STUDENTS.
RIMOLDI, HORACIO J.A.; AND OTHERS
THE THREE MAIN PURPOSES OF THIS RESEARCH IN PROBLEM-SOLVING WERE (1) TO EVALUATE GROUP PERFORMANCE VERSUS PERFORMANCE NORMS BASED ON THE PROPERTIES OF THE PROBLEM, (2) TO STUDY INDIVIDUAL PERFORMANCE, AND (3) TO INVESTIGATE THE EFFECT THAT A PARTICULAR EDUCATIONAL LEVEL HAS ON THE PERFORMANCE OF THESE PROBLEMS. THE SUBJECTS USED CONSISTED OF A GROUP OF 38 MALE EXPERIMENTAL SUBJECTS AND 38 MALE CONTROL SUBJECTS FROM HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE. THE SUBJECTS WERE DIVIDED INTO TWO GROUPS, HIGH AND LOW SCORERS, AND SUBDIVIDED INTO HIGH AND LOW ACADEMIC GRADES. THE RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN PROBLEM-SOLVING ABILITY, AND INTELLECTUAL AND EDUCATIONAL LEVEL WERE EXPLORED. THE CONCLUSIONS ON SCHEMATA NORMS WERE SHOWN TO BE MORE USEFUL THAN THE GROUP NORMS AS A PROCESS FOR PROBLEM SOLVING. THE EXPERIMENTAL GROUP PERFORMED BETTER THAN THE CONTROL GROUP ON INDIVIDUAL PERFORMANCE CURVES. THE DEVELOPMENT OF NEW PROBLEMS AND METHODS OF SCORING PROBLEM-SOLVING PERFORMANCES WAS SUCCESSFUL AND ALLOWED FOR MORE MEANINGFUL WAYS OF OBTAINING INFORMATION. FURTHER RESEARCH REQUIRES THE DEVELOPMENT AND PREPARATION OF BETTER INSTRUMENTS TO STUDY THE THINKING PROCESSES OF STUDENTS. (RS)
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Authoring Institution: Loyola Univ., Chicago, IL. Psychometric Lab.
Identifiers: Henmon Nelson Tests of Mental Ability; ILLINOIS; Illinois (Chicago); RAVEN:S PROGRESSIVE MATRICES TESTS AND THOUGHT PROBLEMS