Boben, D., Dobrean, A., Raven, J., &
Raven, J. (2011, July 14). Slovenian and Romanian Norms for the
Raven Progressive Matrices in a Cross-Cultural Context.
WebPsychEmpiricist. Retrieved July 14, 2011 from
The paper illustrates some of the difficulties involved in
generating reliable cross-cultural data and the value of generating
meaningful data. Specifically, it illustrates (a) the dependence of
what appear to be significant differences between cultural groups on
variation in sampling and testing procedures; (b) the importance of
examining such differences within age and ability categories; and
(c) the irrelevance of the most commonly proffered explanations of
cross-cultural differences in Raven Progressive Matrices scores. It
also documents a major discrepancy between the reference data
obtained in Romania – and especially that relating to less able
young people – and those obtained in other countries.