ERIC Number: ED191717
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Sex Differences in Concrete and Formal Reasoning Ability as Measured by Manipulative Tasks and Written Tasks. AESOP (Advancement of Education in Science-Oriented Programs) Paper.
Lawson, Anton E.
Reported is a study to assess the Piagetian level of performance of males and females on two manipulative tasks of concrete and formal reasoning abilities and a written examination of concrete and formal reasoning abilities. Sixty-two high school students, 31 males and 31 females, were randomly selected from a biology course at Delphi High School in Delphi, Indiana. The data suggest that the format of the testing situation differentially affects males' and females' ability to demonstrate concrete and formal reasoning abilities. Males performed significantly better than females on the manipulative reasoning tasks, that is, at a somewhat more formal level than the females in this study. (Author/DS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. Lawrence Hall of Science.