A new, computerized transitive reasoning test was constructed using 16 well-structured, theory-based tasks. The test was administered to 615 elementary school children. Within-subjects ANOVA showed that task format and presentation form influenced task difficulty level. Mokken scale analysis supported a unidimensional scale that was reliable. Evidence was collected for an invariant task ordering. The misfit of two pseudotransitivity tasks supported discriminant validity.

Developmental scale, Item response theory, Mokken scale analysis, Task characteristics, Transitive reasoning
dx.doi.org/10.1027/1015-5759.22.4.225, hdl.handle.net/1765/64181
European Journal of Psychological Assessment
Department of Psychology

Bouwmeester, S, & Sijtsma, K. (2006). Constructing a transitive reasoning test for 6- To 13-year-old children. European Journal of Psychological Assessment, 22(4), 225–232. doi:10.1027/1015-5759.22.4.225