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dc.contributor.authorBirney, DP
dc.contributor.authorHalford, GS
dc.contributor.authorAndrews, G
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T11:57:53Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T11:57:53Z
dc.date.issued2006
dc.date.modified2007-08-07T04:46:53Z
dc.identifier.issn0013-1644
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/14257
dc.description.abstractRelational complexity (RC) theory conceptualizes an individual's processing capacity and a task's complexity along a common ordinal metric. The authors describe the development of the Latin Square Task (LST) that assesses the influence of RC on reasoning. The LST minimizes the role of knowledge and storage capacity and thus refines the identification of a processing-capacity-related complexity effect in task performance. The LST is novel with one explicit rule that is easily understood by adults and children. In two studies, a test of 18 items encompassing three RC levels was administered to university (N = 73; 16-33 years) and school (N = 204; 8-19 years) students. Rasch analyses indicate that the LST scores were psychometrically stable across age groups and provides important diagnostic clues for task development. Consistent with RC theory, the LST is sensitive to parallel and serial (via segmentation) processing demands. The LST provides a strong basis for research onworking memory and related constructs (fluid intelligence).
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherSage Publications, Inc.
dc.publisher.placeUnited States
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom146
dc.relation.ispartofpageto171
dc.relation.ispartofissue1
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEducational and Psychological Measurement
dc.relation.ispartofvolume66
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSpecialist Studies in Education
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1303
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1701
dc.titleMeasuring the Influence of Complexity on Relational Reasoning: The Development of the Latin Square Task
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.date.issued2006
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorAndrews, Glenda
gro.griffith.authorHalford, Graeme S.


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