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ERIC Number: ED063548
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
Pages: 19
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A Study of Logical Thinking.
Lesher, Ronald E.
This study attempted to answer the following three questions: 1) Do students of grades four through seven perform equally well on both syncretistic understanding and logical thinking? 2) Do boys perform as well as girls on these two types of thinking? 3) Do students whose parents have a higher educational level perform as well as students whose parents have a lower educational level on these two types of thinking? Proverb Tests and Logic Tests were administered to 361 students from a Bucks County, Pennsylvania school district. Results were formulated on the basis of the relationships among several variables. It is suggested that the question of sex differences has been reopened by the findings of this study. The differences, for example, between boys and girls on the quantificational logic items but not on the sentential logic and classical syllogism items suggests that girls may develop faster in certain principles of logical thinking. The need for further study was emphasized. (BW/Author)
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Authoring Institution: Bucks County Public Schools, Doylestown, PA.
Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, April, 1972