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Normative benchmarks are useful for studying individual differences in reasoning

Stupple, Edward J. N. and Ball, Linden J. (2011) Normative benchmarks are useful for studying individual differences in reasoning. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 34 (5). pp. 270-271. ISSN 0140-525X

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    Abstract

    We applaud many aspects of Elqayam & Evans' (E&E's) call for a descriptivist research programme in studying reasoning. Nevertheless, we contend that normative benchmarks are vital for understanding individual differences in performance. We argue that the presence of normative responses to particular problems by certain individuals should inspire researchers to look for converging evidence for analytic processing that may have a normative basis.

    Item Type: Article
    Journal or Publication Title: Behavioral and Brain Sciences
    Additional Information: http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=BBS The final, definitive version of this article has been published in the Journal, Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 34 (5), pp 270-271 2011, © 2011 Cambridge University Press.
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    Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Psychology
    ID Code: 52054
    Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
    Deposited On: 16 Dec 2011 11:46
    Refereed?: Yes
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 09 Apr 2014 22:58
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    URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/52054

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