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Protocol - Nonverbal Reasoning

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Description:

Raven’s Progressive Matrices consist of a visual geometric design with a missing piece. The test taker is given from six to eight choices to pick from and fill in the missing piece. There is no time limit. The test produces a single raw score as well as percentile rank to indicate the candidate’s educative ability or the ability to think clearly and extract meaning out of events, compared to a norm group.

Protocol:

Raven’s Progressive Matrices

Raven’s Progressive Matrices consist of a visual geometric design with a missing piece. There are five sets of 12 items each for a total of 60 items. The test taker is given from six to eight choices to pick from and fill in the missing piece. There is no time limit. The test produces a single raw score as well as percentile rank to indicate the candidate’s educative ability or the ability to think clearly and extract meaning out of events, compared to a norm group.

Raven’s Progressive Matrices is a proprietary instrument, and administration requires a licensing agreement from Pearson.

Protocol Name from Source:

Raven’s Progressive Matrices

Availability:

Proprietary

Personnel and Training Required

Personnel should be trained to administer the test by a licensed neuropsychologist or other trained medical professional experienced with Raven’s Progressive Matrices. Additionally, investigators are encouraged to have quality control procedures (such as videotaping sessions, etc.) in place to maintain consistency across examiners.

Equipment Needs

The interviewer will need a copy of the test and scoring instructions.

Requirements
Requirement CategoryRequired
Major equipment No
Specialized training No
Specialized requirements for biospecimen collection No
Average time of greater than 15 minutes in an unaffected individual Yes
Mode of Administration

Performance-based task

Life Stage:

Child, Adolescent, Adult, Senior

Participants:

Children, adolescents and adults, ages 6 and older

Specific Instructions:

Raven’s Progressive Matrices is a proprietary instrument, and administration requires a licensing agreement from Pearson. Researchers should complete and return an application to pas.licensing@pearson.com.

Selection Rationale

Raven’s Progressive Matrices was selected because it is a widely used, validated protocol for measuring abstract reasoning and provides a nonverbal estimate of fluid intelligence.

Language

English

Standards
StandardNameIDSource
Common Data Elements (CDE) Neurology Ravens Progressive Matrices Assessment Score 6454596 CDE Browser
Derived Variables

None

Process and Review

Expert Review Panel 4 (ERP 4) reviewed the measures in the Neurology, Psychiatric, and Psychosocial domains.

Guidance from ERP 4 included the following:

  • Added new measure
  • Created new Data Dictionary

Source

Raven’s Progressive Matrices is a proprietary instrument, and administration requires a licensing agreement from Pearson:

Pearson
Attn: Customer Service
P.O. Box 599700
San Antonio, TX 78259
Telephone: 800.627.7271
E-mail: clinicalcustomersupport@pearson.com

General References

Raven, J., Raven, J. C., & Court, J. H. (2004). Manual for Raven’s Progressive Matrices and Vocabulary Scales. San Antonio, TX: Harcourt Assessment.

Raven, J., & Raven, J. (Eds.) (2008). Uses and abuses of intelligence: Studies Advancing Spearman and Raven’s quest for non-arbitrary metrics. Unionville, NY: Royal Fireworks Press.

Protocol ID:

131701

Variables:
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Research Domain Information
Measure Name:

Nonverbal Reasoning

Release Date:

November 28, 2017

Definition

A test of the ability to analyze and solve complex problems that does not rely on language skills.

Purpose

This measure tests the ability of the participant to understand complex information and decipher new patterns and relationships. This measure can also be used to understand the abilities of respondents who have problems reading or thinking verbally.

Keywords

Neurology, autism, intelligence, aging, dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, proprietary