Test Structure and Cognitive Style
Some studies examining the nature of performance differences on a single cognitive test are reported. Most of the work is concerned with the analysis of response times and with the fragmentation of these into component times for different phases of problem-solving. The results indicate that while overall processing speed is primarily cognitively determined, the way in which time is distributed over different phases of performance is greatly influenced by personality factors. The analysis of responses revealed characteristic strategies and errors associated with level of ability. The importance of task parameters in eliciting these indices of performance differences is discussed.
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