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New Methods and Assessment Approaches in Intelligence Research
Nov 11, 2018
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Maybe you have seen my recent Tweet:

And this is the complete Call for the Special Issue in the Journal of Intelligence

Dear Colleagues,

Our understanding of intelligence has been—and still is—significantly influenced by the development and application of new computational and statistical methods, as well as novel testing procedures. In science, methodological developments typically follow new theoretical ideas. In contrast, great breakthroughs in intelligence research followed the reverse order. For instance, the once-novel factor analytic tools preceded and facilitated new theoretical ideas such as the theory of multiple group factors of intelligence. Therefore, the way we assess and analyze intelligent behavior also shapes the way we think about intelligence.

We want to summarize recent and ongoing methodological advances inspiring intelligence research and facilitating thinking about new theoretical perspectives. This Special Issue will include contributions that:

  • take advantage of auxiliary data usually assessed in technology-based assessment (e.g., reaction times, GPS data) or take a mobile sensing approach to enriching traditional intelligence assessment;
  • study change or development in (intensive) longitudinal data with time series analysis, refined factor analytic methods, continuous time modeling, dynamic structural equation models, or other advanced methods of longitudinal data modeling;
  • examine the structure of and change in cognitive abilities with network analysis and similar recently popularized tools; and
  • use supervised and unsupervised machine learning methods to analyze so-called Big Data in the field of intelligence research.

We invite original research articles and tutorials that use and explain the aforementioned and other innovative methods to familiarize readers with new ways to study intelligence. To this end, we appreciate reusable and commented syntax provided as online material. We especially welcome contributions from other disciplines, such as computer science and statistics. For your convenience, we have also compiled a list of free accessible intelligence data sets:

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schroeders,
Prof. Dr. Gizem Hülür,
Prof. Dr. Andrea Hildebrandt,
Prof. Dr. Philipp Doebler
Guest Editors

Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline—June, 1st, 2019. If you are interest in contributing to the Special Issue on “New Methods and Assessment Approaches in Intelligence Research”, please send a title and a short abstract (about 100 words) to the Editorial Office of the Journal of Intelligence. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal and will be listed together on the special issue website.

We really look forward to exciting submissions!

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