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ERIC Number: EJ605478
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2000
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ISSN: ISSN-0012-1649
Understanding Inference as a Source of Knowledge: Children's Ability To Evaluate the Certainty of Deduction, Perception, and Guessing.
Pillow, Bradford H.; Hill, Valerie; Boyce, April; Stein, Catherine
Developmental Psychology, v36 n2 p169-79 Mar 2000
Three experiments investigated children's understanding of inference as a knowledge source. Most 4- to 6-year-olds did not rate a puppet as more certain of a toy's color after the puppet looked at the toy or inferred its color than they did after the puppet guessed the color. Most 8- and 9-year-olds distinguished inference and looking from guessing. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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