Inductive Reasoning Tests

Inductive reasoning is the ability to detect generalizations, rules, or regularities1 in a certain context. For example, finding out the commonality among a group of objects, the rule for a number sequence, etc.

It provides a fundamental basis for understanding regularities of knowledge and generating concepts and categories in our daily life2  bearing a close relationship with problem-solving and establishing causal relationships3. When faced with unfamiliar problems, inductive processes are the ones that generate hypothetical rules which will be tested by further actions and observations4

Inductive reasoning is considered a basic component of thinking, and it is one of the most broadly studied procedures of cognition with very high associations with learning, often being dubbed “learning potential”5. It encompasses the ability to transfer knowledge acquired in one context to new situations. Not surprisingly, inductive reasoning is one of the main factors predicting academic success6.

Take the tests:

Figure Series Test
Tests inductive reasoning and one’s ability to perceive and understand the unstated logical rules governing a sequence.
Logical Reasoning Test
Evaluates the ability to understand the logical relation between three different terms and the ability to transpose such relation to a diagram.
Number Series Test
Evaluates inductive reasoning. You will be given a number sequence and must detect the unspecified rule behind it to find the next number that completes the sequence.
Verbal Reasoning Test
Evaluates inductive reasoning and verbal skills. You will be given short texts that you will have to read and interpret to then demonstrate that you understand the information conveyed.

References:

1 Klauer, K. & Phye, G. (2008). Inductive Reasoning: A Training Approach. Review of Educational Research. 78(1), 85–123.

2 Klauer & Phye, 2008

3 Vo, D & Csapó, B. (2020). Development of inductive reasoning in students across school grade levels. Thinking Skills and Creativity, 37, 100699

4 Perret, P. (2015). Children’s inductive reasoning: Developmental and educational perspectives. Journal of Cognitive Education and Psychology, 14(3), 389-408

5 Tissink, Hamers, & van Luit, (1993) cit in Csapó, B. (1997). The Development of Inductive Reasoning: Cross-sectional Assessments in an Educational Context. International journal of behavioral development. 20 (4), 609–626.

6 Vo & Csapó, 2020