ERIC Number: ED178304
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Response Mode Effects on Computer Based Problem Solving. Report Series 1979.
Brown, Bobby R.; Sustik, Joan M.
This response mode study attempts to determine whether different response modes are helpful or not in facilitating the thought process in a given problem solving situation. The Luchins Water Jar Test (WJT) used in this study illustrates the phenomena "Einstelling" (mechanization of response) because it does not require any specialized content information. The author discusses the results which indicate that there is no reason to prefer constructed response mode over multiple choice or numerical list modes when considering set formation and breaking out of set. (Author/SA)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Research, Educational Technology, Higher Education, Logical Thinking, Mechanics (Process), Patterned Responses, Problem Solving, Responses, Undergraduate Study
Director, CAI Laboratory, Weeg Computing Center, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242 (no price quoted)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Iowa Univ., Iowa City. Computer Center.
Note: For related document, see ED 154 831; Tables contain small print which may not reproduce well