|Thomas, Hoben / Lohaus, Arnold|
Modeling Growth and Individual Differences in Spatial Tasks
Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development
1. Edition June 2000
2000. 192 Pages, Softcover
ISBN 978-0-631-22442-6 - John Wiley & Sons
The goal of the present research as presented in this Monograph is to understand individual differences and growth of children's and adolescent's performance on two spatial tasks through a formal model framework.
From the contents
Introduction: Perspective on Modeling of Behavior.
The Acquisition of the Concept of Horizontality and Verticality.
Brief Methodological Primer.
Study 1: Performance on the Water-Level Task From Childhood Through Adolescence.
Diagnosing Response Strategies in Water-Level Task Performance.
Performance on the Van Task During Childhood and Adolescence.
The Joint Structure of the Water-Level and Van Tasks.
Study 2: Replication and Extension to the Realm of Verbal Activities.
Verbally Expressed Understanding of Principles and Performance on Spatial Tasks.
Appendix A: Estimation in Bivariate Binomial Mixtures.
Appendix B: Applications of Discrete Mixture Methodology to Experiments.
Appendix C: Correspondence Between Mixtures of Unknown Form and Binomial Mixtures.