The Matrix Reasoning Item Bank (MaRs-IB): Novel, Open-Access Abstract Reasoning Items for Adolescents and Adults

Gabriele Chierchia^, Delia Fuhrmann^, Lisa J. Knoll, Blanca Piera Pi-Sunyer, Ashok L. Sakhardande & Sarah-Jayne Blakemore

[^] Joint first authors

Description

Below we present three item sets from of the MaRs-IB. The first item set is described in the paper above. The other two item sets consist of the same puzzles using two different colour vision deficiency-friendly palettes.

Limitations

Please note our task is not an IQ test. It is not intended to be used to determine someone’s intelligence or cognitive ability in, for example, educational, clinical or commercial contexts. This is because we have no population norms for our task, nor data on our sample’s distribution and representativeness in terms of demographic variables such as socio-economic status and ethnicity. The data analysed here was originally collected as part of a cognitive training study (Knoll et al., 2016) and was therefore not optimized for psychometric validation. While we encourage use of the items in assessing non-verbal reasoning in development samples, our item bank should not be considered a normative measure of intelligence until further psychometric testing has been completed.

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MaRs-IB (tested in Chierchia, Fuhrmann et al., 2019)

The items used in the MaRs-IB study (Chierchia et al., 2019). 80 MaRs-IB items, each available in three different shape sets. The paper referenced above describes results for ages 11-33 on these items. See OSF for additional information: https://osf.io/g96f4/.

We have additionally created all three shape sets in two colour vision deficiency-friendly palettes (see below).

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The matrix reasoning item bank (MaRs-IB): novel, open-access abstract reasoning items for adolescents and adults
https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/full/10.1098/rsos.190232


MaRs-IB (color-blind palette 1)

80 MaRs-IB items, available in three different shape set variants. Items are identical to those discussed in the paper above with the exception of the colors, which are here taken from a color-vision deficient friendly palette (palette 1). Colors are drawn from Wong, B. (2011). Color blindness. Nature Methods, 8(6), 441.

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Fuhrmann, D., Chierchia, G., Knoll, L., Piera Pi-Sunyer, B., Sakhardande, A., & Blakemore, S. (2019). The Matrix Reasoning Item Bank (MaRs-IB): Novel, Open-Access Abstract Reasoning Items for Adolescents and Adults
https://doi.org/10.1098/rsos.190232

Stimuli created in Cauldron Science's Stimuli Generation Tool
www.cauldron.sc


MaRs-IB (color-blind palette 2)

80 MaRs-IB items, available in three different shape set variants. Items are identical to those discussed in the paper above with the exception of the colors, which are here taken from a color-vision deficient friendly palette (palette 2). Colors are drawn from Wong, B. (2011). Color blindness. Nature Methods, 8(6), 441.

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Fuhrmann, D., Chierchia, G., Knoll, L., Piera Pi-Sunyer, B., Sakhardande, A., & Blakemore, S. (2019). The Matrix Reasoning Item Bank (MaRs-IB): Novel, Open-Access Abstract Reasoning Items for Adolescents and Adults
https://doi.org/10.1098/rsos.190232

Stimuli created in Cauldron Science's Stimuli Generation Tool
www.cauldron.sc

Preferred Citation Chierchia, G.*, Fuhrmann, D.*, Knoll, L. J., Piera Pi-Sunyer, B., Sakhardande, A. L., & Blakemore, S. J. (2019). The matrix reasoning item bank (MaRs-IB): novel, open-access abstract reasoning items for adolescents and adults. Royal Society Open Science, 6(10), 190232. *Joint first authors.
https://doi.org/10.1098/rsos.190232
Conducted at UCL
Published on 18 April 2019
Corresponding author Dr Gabriele Chierchia Research associate
Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience
University College London