Of Blickets, Butterflies, and Baby Dinosaurs: Children’s Diagnostic Reasoning Across Domains (Study 2)

Deena Skolnick Weisberg & David Sobel
Children (ages 4-10) receive two versions of the same diagnostic reasoning task, one using a blicket detector and one couched in terms of butterflies and flowers. These tasks are the same as in Study 1 of this paper, but they are now presented within-subjects rather than between-subjects. They are also asked whether they the two problems are the same. Children are also asked "What is science?" and prompted to describe what they think about when...
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