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Research on Problem Difficulty (in Chinese)

Shao, Z. F. and Liu, Y. F. and Zhong, Y. P. (1996) Research on Problem Difficulty (in Chinese). [Journal (Paginated)]

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Abstract

This paper examines some sources of problem difficulty with the tool of a new type of artificial problems. The sources are: 1) the number of known variables: it has no effects on problem difficulty. 2) the number of unknown variables: problem difficulty will increase when it increases. 3) whether prompting the names are not prompted. 4) the arrangement of variables; problem difficulty will increase if variables are arranged in disorder. 5) the number of operations (processes) to choose; problem difficulty will increase when it increases. 6) the similarity of the operations to choose: problem difficulty will increase when operations are similar. 7) the style of presentation of the former problems; it can change the likelihood that the attributes of problems enter man’s sphere of consciousness; problem difficulty will increase when the attributes of the former problems are unlikely to enter man’s sphere of consciousness.

Item Type:Journal (Paginated)
Keywords:problem solving, problem difficulty, artificial problem
Subjects:Psychology > Cognitive Psychology
ID Code:5657
Deposited By:Shao, Zhifang
Deposited On:20 Aug 2007
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:56

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