As noted earlier in the course, surveys are one research method that psychologists use to collect data. In this assignment you survey several people about the characteristics that make someone intelligent.
Ask 4 people to describe three distinct characteristics of intelligent people. When you have collected your data, respond to the following questions in 1-2 pages:
- What were the characteristics of intelligent people that the people you asked gave? Were there any characteristics that more than one person chose? Do you agree with them?
- How did the characteristics of intelligence fit in with Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences?
- Would educators be able to assess these characteristics through the current methods of standardized testing? Why or why not?