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LIQT - R2 (Logic IQ Test - 2nd Revision)- Sample Report

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Completion: August 8, 2012 at 3:39 pm

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's fictional character Sherlock Holmes is perhaps the most famous practitioner of the form of logic known as deductive reasoning.

Tests that are designed to evaluate general intelligence often include several different sections, each designed to measure ability in various arenas. This test focuses on just one of these sections: mathematics and logic.

Although it has been hypothesized that underlying general capabilities exist in each of us (which influence our score in all areas of intelligence), it is also typical for people to have particular realms in which they excel. It has been suggested that there are several group factors or "primary mental abilities" (as designated by psychometrician L. L. Thurstone), which can impact - to varying degrees - a person's score on each factor. For example, one's capabilities on the verbal factor may heavily influence performance on a vocabulary test, but not as much on a verbal analogies test - and probably even less on an arithmetic reasoning test.

Among the factors proposed by Thurstone is the Number factor (N), which influences speed and accuracy of simple arithmetic computations. He also claimed the existence of the Induction (R) or General Reasoning factor, which underlies one's ability to make sense of seemingly abstract information, as in a number series completion test. Other investigators have also put forward the theory of an (R) factor, which many believe is best measured by arithmetic reasoning tests.

It is important to remember that intelligence assessments, (particularly those evaluating a specific cognitive ability), only evaluate one particular area of a person's capabilities. Performing poorly on this test does not mean that a person will perform poorly in life or vice versa. Specific abilities can always be developed and improved upon with practice.

Furthermore, it is essential to realize that scores on such tests are often influenced by psychological phenomenon such as confidence in one's abilities, and thus may not always be an accurate reflection of a person's full potential in this area. Other factors that may have an influence performance on an intelligence test include anxiety, stress, and the use of medications such as anti-histamines or psychotropics, which induce drowsiness or decrease one's ability to concentrate.

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