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ERIC Number: ED156459
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Pages: 5
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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Relationship of Selected Abilities to Problem Solving Performance.
Harmel, Sarah Jane
This study investigated five ability tests related to the water-jug problem. Previous analyses identified two processes used during solution: means-ends analysis and memory of visited states. Subjects were 240 undergraduate psychology students. A real-time computer system presented the problem and recorded responses. Ability tests were paper and pencil. Within-between analysis found significant effects of problem and pre- posttesting but not of sex or instructions. Alternate additions was the only test correlated with the water-jug measure across instructions. Subjects who could generate several possible combinations of numbers performed more efficiently. (Author/MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers: Numerical Methods
Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Toronto, Canada, March 27-31, 1978); Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document