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ERIC Number: EJ983800
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Dec
Pages: 10
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ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1871-1871
Development and Validity of a Dutch Version of the Remote Associates Task: An Item-Response Theory Approach
Chermahini, Soghra Akbari; Hickendorff, Marian; Hommel, Bernhard
Thinking Skills and Creativity, v7 n3 p177-186 Dec 2012
The Remote Associates Test (RAT) developed by Mednick and Mednick (1967) is known as a valid measure of creative convergent thinking. We developed a 30-item version of the RAT in Dutch with high internal consistency (Cronbach's alpha = 0.85) and applied both Classical Test Theory and Item Response Theory (IRT) to provide measures of item difficulty and discriminability, construct validity, and reliability. IRT was further used to construct a shorter version of the RAT, which comprises of 22 items but still shows good reliability and validity--as revealed by its relation to Raven's Advanced Progressive Matrices test, another insight-problem test, and Guilford's Alternative Uses Test. (Contains 5 tables and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Netherlands
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Raven Advanced Progressive Matrices; Remote Associates Test