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J. Intell. 2017, 5(1), 4; doi:10.3390/jintelligence5010004

Sometimes Less Is Not Enough: A Commentary on Greiff et al. (2015)

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Hector Research Institute of Education Sciences and Psychology, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, 72072 Tübingen, Germany
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School of Psychology, University of Western Australia, Crawley WA 6009, Australia
Academic Editor: Paul De Boeck
Received: 24 May 2016 / Revised: 25 September 2016 / Accepted: 31 October 2016 / Published: 5 January 2017
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Abstract

In this commentary, I discuss some critical issues in the study by Greiff, S.; Stadler, M.; Sonnleitner, P.; Wolff, C.; Martin, R., “Sometimes less is more: Comparing the validity of complex problem solving measures”, Intelligence 2015, 50, 100–113. I conclude that—counter to the claims made in the original study—the specific study design was not suitable for deriving conclusions about the validity of different complex problem-solving (CPS) measurement approaches. Furthermore, a more elaborate consideration of previous CPS research was found to challenge Greiff et al.’s conclusions even further. Therefore, I argue that researchers should be aware of the differences between several kinds of CPS assessment tools and conceptualizations when the validity of CPS assessment tools is examined in future research. View Full-Text
Keywords: complex problem solving; assessment; multiple complex systems; validity complex problem solving; assessment; multiple complex systems; validity
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Kretzschmar, A. Sometimes Less Is Not Enough: A Commentary on Greiff et al. (2015). J. Intell. 2017, 5, 4.

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