ERIC Number: ED104694
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
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Strategy Development and Utilization in Concept Identification as a Function of an Individual's Cognitive Style.
Davis, J. Kent
Reported is an experiment undertaken to determine the extent to which analytic and global cognitive styles differed in developing or utilizing a selection type strategy in concept identification. Using the Hidden Figures Test (HFT) in five sections of an introductory psychology class, two groups of students, one analytical and one global, were chosen to participate. Each group contained 10 male and 10 female students. After specific instructions, students were asked to solve several concept identification problems. A 2 x 2 x 8 repeated measure analysis of variance was performed with the variables of sex, cognitive style and blocks of study. Analyses were performed on the trials to solution, focusing strategy scores, and duplicate hypotheses. Results showed the effect of cognitive style was significant at the .01 level, favoring analytic style. Analyses of the effect of blocks was significant at the .01 level. There was a greater tendency for the analytic group to use a focusing strategy. Analysis of the mean number of duplicate hypotheses indicated that the cognitive style was significant at the .01 level. Analytic students had a mean of .10, the global students mean was .19. (Author/EB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Hidden Figures Test