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An item response theory analysis of the four-card selection task
The four-card selection task Wason, 1966 is one of the best known tasks used in the literatures of human reasoning. This article analyzes this selection task by using item response theory Lord & Novick, 1968 . Japanese undergraduates N=323 responded six types of the Wason's selection tasks including indicative task Wason, 1966 , beer task Griggs & Cox, 1982 , and cassava task Cosmides, 1989 . An exploratory categorical factor analysis revealed a one factor structure of the six tasks. Thedoi:10.4992/jjpsy.80.436 pmid:20095447 fatcat:pmt4oavxyvd57hjlaainy3bpne