A Cognitive Model of Analytical Reasoning Using GRE Problems
Scott Barry Kaufman, Helen J. Ross, and Eli M Silk
A cognitive task analysis was performed to aid in the development of a cognitive model and associated tutor for the task of correctly solving a subset of the analytic ability questions from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). This task combines a number of important issues relevant to cognitive theory including working memory load, building appropriate external representations, symbol use and manipulation, problem solving and goal structure, as well as abstract versus context-sensitive learning and transfer. All of these issues are considered here in an initial step towards the development of a more complete model of analytical reasoning using GRE problems.