ERIC Number: ED031756
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Sep
Reference Count: 0
A Comparative Study of Problem Solving Processes Relative to the Models Developed by Jean Piaget and Loyola University. Final Report.
Erdmann, James B.; Buchi, Dorothea M.
The basic problem under investigation was the determination of empirical relationships between two models, developed by Piaget and Loyola University and employed in the assessment of cognitive processes in a problem solving context. Among objectives explored were: (1) investigation of the sensitivity of the intelligence test in distinguishing levels of education, and (2) investigation of the sensitivity of each Piaget experiment in distinguishing levels of education. Findings included: (1) all three Piaget experiments, both in terms of a major stage and substage analysis, distinguished levels of education; and (2) Loyola verbal problems were found effective in distinguishing the major stages of the Combinations and Balance experiments of Piaget, but not of the Probability experiment. The Loyola geometric problem was ineffective in all three instances. The evidence seems to suggest that the similarities of the two models are of a superficial nature, such as content or symbols involved in the specific instruments of the positive instances. (Author/KJ)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Loyola Univ., Chicago, IL. Psychometric Lab.