Statistics of Daedalus Test

© October 2014 Paul Cooijmans (norms: November 2014)

Preliminary norms

Scores on Daedalus Test

Contents type: Logical.   Period: 1999-present

-1 **
0 *********
132 *
206 **
211 *
220 *
221 ***
222 **

Correlation of Daedalus Test with other tests by Paul Cooijmans

(Test index) Test name n r
(46) Labyrinthine LIMIT40.99
(2) Cooijmans Intelligence Test - Form 330.98
(12) Cooijmans On-Line Test (Two-barrelled)40.95
(68) Numbers40.89
(47) Psychometrically Activated Grids Acerbate Neuroticism50.89
(35) Intelligence Quantifier by assessment60.83
(31) Numerical section of The Marathon Test40.75
(1) Cartoons of Shock40.57
(30) Verbal section of The Marathon Test50.56
(42) The Marathon Test40.54
(82) Reason30.50
(21) Psychometric Qrosswords50.50
(45) Numerical and spatial sections of The Marathon Test40.50
(18) The Nemesis Test50.39
(7) The Final Test60.33
(11) Isis Test60.33
(48) Narcissus' last stand40.33
(3) Qoymans Multiple-Choice #560.33
(0) Test of the Beheaded Man80.27
(36) Reflections In Peroxide40.26
(40) Reason Behind Multiple-Choice - Revision 200860.25
(32) Spatial section of The Marathon Test40.25
(24) Reason - Revision 200860.20
(4) A Paranoiac's Torture: Intelligence Test Utilizing Diabolic Exactitude40.13
(28) The Test To End All Tests70.09
(26) Verbal section of Test For Genius - Revision 200450.06
(87) Cooijmans Intelligence Test - Form 230.05
(25) The Sargasso Test50.05
(27) Spatial section of Test For Genius - Revision 200440.04
(10) Genius Association Test30.00
(69) Odds30.00
(57) Space, Time, and Hyperspace4-0.11
(80) Qoymans Multiple-Choice #43-0.16
(16) Lieshout International Mesospheric Intelligence Test4-0.30
(66) Test For Genius - Revision 20043-0.50

Weighted average of correlations: 0.344

Conservatively estimated minimum g loading: 0.59

Ranking in above table is based on the unrounded correlations. All available data is present in this table, no tests are left out except for those with less than 3 score pairs. All known pairs are used to obtain the true, honest statistics; correlations have not been artificially inflated by leaving out ceiling scores, outliers or other anomalies.

Remark: The fact that many of the scores on this test are 0 depresses the correlations with other tests, and therefore the g loading.

Correlation of Daedalus Test with tests by others

(Test index) Test name n r
(242) Unknown tests40.31
(225) Logima Strictica 363-0.06

Weighted average of correlations: 0.147

Ranking in above table is based on the unrounded correlations. All available data is present in this table, no tests are left out except for those with less than 3 score pairs. All known pairs are used to obtain the true, honest statistics; correlations have not been artificially inflated by leaving out ceiling scores, outliers or other anomalies.

Please be aware that correlations with these external tests are in most cases affected (depressed, typically) by one or more of the following: (1) Little overlap with the object test because of the much lower ceilings and inherent ceiling effects of the tests used in regular psychology; (2) Candidates reporting scores selectively, for instance only the higher ones while withholding lower ones; (3) Candidates reporting, or having been reported by psychometricians, incorrect scores.

Estimated loadings of Daedalus Test on particular item types

These are estimated g factor loadings, but against homogeneous tests containing only particular item types, as opposed to non-compound heterogeneous tests. Although tending to surprise the lay person, it is not uncommon for tests to have high loadings on item types they do not actually contain themselves. Such loadings reflect the empirical fact that most tests for mental abilities measure primarily g, regardless of their contents; that the major part of test score variance is caused by g, and only a minor part by factors germane to particular item types. It is of key importance to understand that this is a fact of nature, a natural phenomenon, and not something that was built into the tests by the test constructors.

Typeg loading of Daedalus Test on that type
Verbal0.49
Numerical0.77
Spatial-0.18
Logical0.55
Heterogeneous0.61

Compound tests have been left out of this table to avoid overlap.

Balanced g loading = 0.45

National medians for Daedalus Test

Country n median score
Sweden2111.0
Spain265.5
United_States40.0

For reasons of privacy, only countries with 2 or more candidates are included in this table. Ranking is based on the medians, and then alphabetic.

Correlation of Daedalus Test with personal details

Personalia n r
Observed behaviour31.00
P.S.I.A. Neurotic30.98
P.S.I.A. Antisocial30.93
P.S.I.A. Cruel30.87
P.S.I.A. System factor30.79
Educational level110.67
P.S.I.A. Cold30.55
Observed associative horizon40.55
P.S.I.A. Rare30.50
P.S.I.A. Just30.37
Sex210.21
P.S.I.A. Ethics factor40.04
P.S.I.A. Introverted30.01
Year of birth18-0.06
P.S.I.A. True3-0.18
P.S.I.A. Deviance factor4-0.18
Mother's educational level11-0.20
P.S.I.A. Aspergoid3-0.35
P.S.I.A. Extreme3-0.43
Father's educational level11-0.45
Disorders (parents and siblings)11-0.45
Disorders (own)11-0.56
P.S.I.A. Orderly3-0.61
P.S.I.A. Rational3-0.85

Correlation with national I.Q.'s of Daedalus Test

Correlation of this test with national average I.Q.'s published by Lynn and Vanhanen:

Estimated g factor loadings upward and downward of particular scores

In parentheses the number of score pairs on which that estimated g factor loading is based. The goal of this is to verify the hypothesis that g becomes less important, accounts for a smaller proportion of the variance, at higher I.Q. levels. The mere fact of restricting the range like this also depresses the g loading compared to computing it over the test's full range, so it would be normal for both values to be lower than the test's full-range g loading.

Raw scoreUpward g (n)Downward g (n)
-10.57 (172)NaN (0)
00.12 (146)0.83 (58)
110-0.76 (61)0.83 (58)
206-0.13 (15)0.71 (90)
2150.53 (14)0.72 (92)
2200.53 (14)0.72 (92)
2210.53 (14)0.62 (162)
222NaN (0)0.57 (172)

This table illustrates that the test tends to work as a single item in that it separates the candidates largely into two groups; those who succeed and those who fail, with some discrimination within each group and some discrimination between the groups.

Reliability

Due to the fact that this test effectively consist of only one item, its reliability can not be computed from internal statistics as with multi-item tests. A single item will normally have much lower reliability than a multi-item test. Considering the apparent g loading of the test, the reliability should be at least about .6.

Scores by age

Age class n median score
60 to 641220.0
50 to 541-1.0
45 to 49266.0
40 to 4410.0
35 to 3910.0
30 to 341222.0
25 to 294110.5
22 to 242110.5
18 or 1930.0
172105.5

Scores by year taken

Year taken n median score
20015206.0
20025206.0
200430.0
200810.0
20092220.5
201110.0
20122176.5
20132-1.0

ryear taken × median score = -0.38 (n = 21)

Robustness and overall test quality

Item analysis

This test effectively has only one item, so that item statistics in the usual sense can not be computed.