ERIC Number: ED080577
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963
Reference Count: 0
A Study of the Relationship between Complex Problem Solving and a Measure of Scholastic Aptitude.
Riedel, Robert G.
A study was conducted to characterize the problem-solving processes of individuals with high scholastic aptitudes and individuals with low scholastic aptitudes. From a group of 532 Chicago area high school juniors, a group who scored high on the Differential Aptitude Test and a group that scored low were selected. They were given nine problems to solve; they chose questions from a list until they felt they had enough information to solve each problem. A number of scoring methods were applied to the problems to determine the differences that existed between the two groups in relation to this type of test. The score for the number of problems right for each subject was higher for the upper group than the corresponding score for the lower group. Fewer worthless questions were asked by the upper group, and the mean number of questions asked for each problem was less for the upper group. Differences between the groups were observed by plotting a point on a graph that was respresentative of the quality of the process an individual had used to solve the problem. (For related document, see TM 003 094.) (Author/KM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Loyola Univ., Chicago, IL. Psychometric Lab.