Novices’ Reasoning Processes in a Psychological Modeling Task

Kopitzki, E. (2010) Novices’ Reasoning Processes in a Psychological Modeling Task.

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Abstract:This study investigated novices’ reasoning processes during a psychological modeling task. Subject of the experiment have been ten psychology novices. The task was to model a psychological phenomenon, called ‘visual search’. Data was gathered by the think aloud technique. Correlations were found between the reasoning processes and between the reasoning processes and the other activities of the participants. Spearman’s Rho yields a significant negative relation between orientation and evaluation. These findings are not in line with former research on modeling. In conclusion it can be stated that the reasoning process during modeling is a complex matter with many interactions. This needs further investigation, particularly with a view to the quality of the models, so that implications for practice can be concluded
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology BSc (56604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/61303
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