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Cognition and Instruction by David Klahr, Sharon M. Carver

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A Collaborative Convergence on Studying Reasoning Processes: A Case Study in Statistics

Marsha Lovett

Carnegie Mellon University

 

This chapter begins with a memory experiment, and you, the readers, are the participants! Please read the brief story below and try to memorize it. There will be recall questions asked later. [You may recognize the story, as it is quoted verbatim from an already published work (Gick & Holyoak, 1983.)]

The General

A small country was ruled from a strong fortress by a dictator. The fortress was situated in the middle of the country, surrounded by farms and villages. Many roads led to the fortress through the countryside. A rebel general vowed to capture the fortress. The general knew that an attack by his entire ...

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