Interactive Media Systems, TU Wien

Use of strategy in a 3-dimensional spatial ability test

By Irene Strasser, Ingrid Koller, Sabine Strauß, Mathis Csisinko, Hannes Kaufmann, and Judith Glück


Use of strategy was investigated using a new spatial test in which items are presented in three-dimensional space and solutions are actively constructed rather than selected from alternatives. As the final test also comprises a training module, the focus of a first evaluation study was on the strategies participants use and their relationship to performance. Participants were interviewed after completing the test. The number of strategies reported and two specific strategies were significantly correlated to the test score. Implications of the findings for strategy assessment and test design are discussed.


I. Strasser, I. Koller, S. Strauß, M. Csisinko, H. Kaufmann, J. Glück: "Use of strategy in a 3-dimensional spatial ability test"; Journal of Individual Differences, 31 (2010), 2; 74 - 77.


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