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High Range IQ Tests (Big) Flaws

# High Range IQ Tests (Big) Flaws

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High Range IQ Tests (HRTs) are not so reliable above 150-155 SD 15...
Here is my (personal) point of view.
High Range IQ Tests (HRTs) are not so reliable above 150-155 SD 15...
Here is my (personal) point of view.

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06/04/2013

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HRTs (Big) Flaws

Marco Ripà (sPIqr Society Founder) e-mail: marcokrt1984@yahoo.it

Standard HRTs (Main Flaws):

A solution MUST be:

a) A solution; b) Given a), the best solution (the expected answer have to fit the maximum amount of patterns); c) Given a)+b), it have to be the simplest one.

A solution MUST be:

a) A solution; b’) Given a), the answer which is “the most correct”, taking into account the WHOLE test (e.g. Asterix test). c) Given a)+b), it have to be the simplest one. Case 1)+2)You should be able enough (lucky) to thinking like the test creator… this is pretty much easier if you yourself are a test creator.

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N.B. It is possible that a test creator’s mind/creativity is affected by another HRT (one or more) he took before… e.g. you can find some LS36 ideas which have been reproduced by others in their own spatial test(s) (ditto for numerical items)… Further reading (concerning HRTs’ decreasing norms, e.g. PSN, LS36, 916, etc.): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hundredth_monkey_effect

Case 1), analysis: The basic rules above define a clear logical ranking: it is WRONG by itself… it has been stated by HRTs’ pioneers. This ranking (by difficulty, etc.) was born together with the first HRTs! Top scorers according to their “best/simplest solutions” rankingHRTs Top Scorers

Case 2), analysis: Errors amplification (DOMINO EFFECT)

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…Thus, at the present time, HRTs are quite meaningless (you can use a supervised test to measure IQs <150 and you are not measuring something which is strongly related to “geniuses” above 150)… in fact, most of Nobel Prizes’ IQs are below 160. There is more… I am a fast thinker rather than an HRT performer (e.g. http://www.scribd.com/doc/128686857/My-Personal-IQ-Profile)… so, what is my true IQ? And my “blitz” IQ was grown taking a given subtest multiple times as you can see from the link

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