Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
James O. Johnston
John M. Newton
Since relevant environmental factors and individual differences affect problem solving behavior, E evaluated interactive effects of situational problem, response, and concept instructions, and abstracting ability. A crossed-factorial design with two levels of each environmental factor (given and not given) and two levels of abstracting ability (high and low) was used. The criteria were efficiency in solving 15 complex numerical problems by S on a five point scale. The hypotheses are that Ss receiving concept instructions can solve the problems faster and more accurately and express more confidence I their solutions than Ss not receiving them.
Gadway, Charles Jay, "Concept instruction effects in complex problem solving" (1967). Student Work. 164.