ERIC Number: ED171590
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: 0
A Procedure for Studying the Cognitive Processes Used During Problem Solving: An Exploratory Study.
Lester, Frank K., Jr.
This study explores the potential effectiveness of a new procedure for identifying and studying certain of the cognitive processes used during problem solving. The procedure is used in an attempt to categorize the types of conceptual thinking problem solvers employ, to study trial-and-error behavior, and to investigate problem solvers' abilities to coordinate multiple bits of information. Plastic blocks are used in the tasks; one fifth-grade and one seventh-grade class were the subjects. Results indicated that five distinct types of strategies were used by the students; specific information on aspects of their work is also given. (MS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, California, April 8-12, 1979); Contains occasional light and broken type