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Multiple Intelligences
Josh 201604 KWP

From: http://www.bgfl.org/bgfl/custom/resources_ftp/client_ftp/ks3/ict/multiple_int/

My Result Code is: n2ccb796697w

As compared to the average US male 19 or older:

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Bleh, I object to this test on so many levels!

It relies entirely on self-reporting of subjective self-evaluations. People are pretty bad at self-reporting even for simple objective facts like what they ate in the last week, so I'm inclined to say this test is at best a measure of what people imagine themselves to be.

IMHO the greater sin is that they're abusing numbers. They don't have any units or any explanation of the scale(s). They've plotted all eight intelligences on the same scale, suggesting it makes sense to compare them to each other, but they don't say anything to justify such a comparison. They make it possible (with a little work) to compare your numbers against the mean for various populations, so I guess you could at least tell if you're above or below the average in each category, but they still don't give you enough information to make a quantitative comparison. If my score is above average, how do I know if it's way above average or just a little bit? Is my score similar to most people's, or is it unusually high or low? I can't answer those questions without a frequency distribution, or at least some measures like the standard deviation or a percentile score.

Finally, they seem to be presenting a hypothesis that there are these eight different kind of intelligences, but they don't give any numerical reasoning to support or refute the hypothesis. I want to know how the scores for different intelligences are correlated with each other. If there's little correlation, it would support the idea that the difference intelligences are truly independent. If any two intelligences are strongly correlated, it would suggest that they're just difference facets of the same underlying phenomenon.


Multiple Personality Test!

I fully agree. The subjectivity of the test is disappointing. I considered having Erica answer mine for me. She's not impartial, but she's more accurate in assessing me than I am on a regular basis.

However, maybe I AM both a particle and a wave. Maybe it doesn't matter that you can't know both my vector and my position at the same time.

Simply having SOMETHING with which to grapple, and discuss the concept of self is useful.

As long as we always remember that everything we know is non-absolute, lacks precision and accuracy, then it's alright.

Of course, being human, even that is a stretch, so suffice it to say that I have no overt problems with the results, and their accuracy is not critical. Therefore, I formally declare myself to be amused with all due and expected vigor with the test.

Multiple Intelligences

Ah, that explains the Schizophrenia. You only gave up numbers. Everything else is too high.


Re: Multiple Intelligences

but i'm a geeeneeeyous!

Re: Multiple Intelligences

You forgot the "MUHAHAHAHAHAH!" part. :)

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