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ERIC Number: EJ834250
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0829-5735
Increased Specificity of Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-Third Edition Matrix Reasoning Test Instructions and Time Limits
Callens, Andy M.; Atchison, Timothy B.; Engler, Rachel R.
Canadian Journal of School Psychology, v24 n1 p94-98 2009
Instructions for the Matrix Reasoning Test (MRT) of the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-Third Edition were modified by explicitly stating that the subtest was untimed or that a per-item time limit would be imposed. The MRT was administered within one of four conditions: with (a) standard administration instructions, (b) explicit instructions that the test would not be timed, (c) an imposed 20-s time limit, or (d) an imposed 60-s time limit. Relative to standard instructions, an explicit statement that the MRT would not be timed did not alter the number of correct responses. Furthermore, correct responses in the 60-s time-limited group were not significantly different than with standard instructions. The 20-s time limit, however, led to significantly fewer correct responses. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale