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J. Intell. 2015, 3(4), 111-120; doi:10.3390/jintelligence3040111

Methodological Issues Associated with Studying the Flynn Effect: Exploratory and Confirmatory Efforts in the Past, Present, and Future

Department of Psychology and Human Development, Vanderbilt University, Peabody, 230 Appleton Place, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
Academic Editor: Paul De Boeck
Received: 14 July 2015 / Revised: 25 September 2015 / Accepted: 29 September 2015 / Published: 30 September 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Methodological Advances in Understanding the Flynn Effect)
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This essay, written by the guest editor, is an introduction to a special issue of the Journal of Intelligence devoted to methodological issues associated with the Flynn Effect. The essay evaluates past Flynn Effect research in terms of exploratory versus confirmatory efforts. Future research is also cast within this same framework. Finally, the four special issue papers are briefly reviewed, including comments on their own exploratory/confirmatory status. View Full-Text
Keywords: Flynn Effect; methodology; exploratory analysis; confirmatory analysis Flynn Effect; methodology; exploratory analysis; confirmatory analysis
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Rodgers, J.L. Methodological Issues Associated with Studying the Flynn Effect: Exploratory and Confirmatory Efforts in the Past, Present, and Future. J. Intell. 2015, 3, 111-120.

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