Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Applied Social Science Research

Procedural Similarity and Its Effect on Transfer

Authors
Huda Saifaddin
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Huda Saifaddin
Available Online July 2014.
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https://doi.org/10.2991/icassr-14.2014.1How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Analogy, Problem Solving, Transfer, procedural similarity
Abstract
Analogical problem solving involves transferring information from a particular domain (i.e., the analogue or source) to another (i.e., the target). The success of any transfer process depends on the modality of representation (verbal or pictorial) and the level of abstraction or similarity shared between the source and target problems. The Experiment predicted that procedural similarity will influence transfer more than the principle and strategy levels. One hundred and fifty-six female undergraduate Saudi students were randomly assigned to five experimental and one control condition that differed in the extent to which the pictorially depicted source shared a concrete procedure with the target. Contrary to prediction no significant difference in transfer performance among the different levels of similarity was found. Retrospective reports of participants indicated that the pictures lacked clarity and tended to process the information in the pictures in the R to L instead of L to R sequence which affected the interpretation of the process depicted.
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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Applied Social Science Research
Series
Advances in Intelligent Systems Research
Publication Date
July 2014
ISBN
978-94-62520-24-0
ISSN
1951-6851
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icassr-14.2014.1How to use a DOI?
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