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Measuring Scientific Reasoning for Graduate Admissions in Psychology and Related Disciplines

Department of Human Development, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
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Received: 20 March 2017 / Revised: 14 June 2017 / Accepted: 12 July 2017 / Published: 17 July 2017
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In two studies, we examined the convergent and discriminant validation of a new assessment of scientific reasoning that could be used for graduate admissions in psychology, educational psychology, human development, and in the psychological sciences more generally. The full assessment ultimately consisted of tests of generating hypotheses, generating experiments, drawing conclusions, serving as a reviewer of a scientific article, and serving as an editor of a scientific journal. The tests had generally good convergent-discriminant validity. Certain socially defined ethnic/racial group differences were observed. View Full-Text
Keywords: scientific reasoning; graduate admissions; generating hypotheses; generating experiments; drawing conclusions scientific reasoning; graduate admissions; generating hypotheses; generating experiments; drawing conclusions
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Sternberg, R.J.; Sternberg, K. Measuring Scientific Reasoning for Graduate Admissions in Psychology and Related Disciplines. J. Intell. 2017, 5, 29.

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