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ERIC Number: ED115451
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 256
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An Information Theoretic Analysis of Classification Sorting and Cognition by Ninth Grade Children within a Piagetian Setting.
Dunlop, David Livingston
The purpose of this study was to use an information theoretic memory model to quantitatively investigate classification sorting and recall behaviors of various groups of students. The model provided theorems for the determination of information theoretic measures from which inferences concerning mental processing were made. The basic procedure involved a comparison of several sets of contrasting groups of students formed by the use of recognized psychological phenomena. Students were separated into groups of concrete and formal operational as defined by Piaget and further sub-divided on the basis of sex. Data revealed that concrete operational children benefited most from conceptualization while formal operational students benefited most from a self-designed sorting task. The importance of this study may not lie as much in the originality of the findings as in the quantitative methods used. (Author/CP)
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