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IQ and Psychometric Tests, 2nd Edition by Philip Carter

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Although mastery of words is seen by many as the true measure of intelligence, there is also a belief that diagrammatic ability, shown by spatial tests, is more important than word knowledge. The definition of ‘spatial’ is pertaining to space, and spatial abilities mean the perceptual and cognitive abilities that enable a person to deal with spatial relations.

Advocates of such non-verbal tests argue that they examine raw intelligence without the influence of prior knowledge. Such tests are referred to as culture-fair tests, or culture-free tests, and are designed to be free of any particular ...

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