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Recently I have been seeing many articles and journals on whether certain skills are inherent or acquired. These articles talk about whether, for a certain skill, one is simply born good at it, or someone works to develop this skill, and over time builds it.
According to R. Plomin, (https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/is-intelligence-hereditary/), genetic differences account for a shocking 50% of cognitive disparity among people. The rest is affected by factors like environment and pure hard work.
Does this mean that those who draw a good hand of cards are more likely to be successful?
Let’s get more specific.
In a study done by the University of Washington, (https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/03/200302103735.htm), participants “took eight different tests: one that specifically covered numeracy; one that measured language aptitude; and others that assessed attention, problem-solving and memory.”(University of Washington, 2020). After, the participants learned Python for 10 45 minute sessions on Codecademy, taking tests along the way. At the end, 70% of the variability between test scores was able to be explained using the original scores of language aptitude and fluid reasoning.
Although this test was just over a short time period, it accentuates how learning to program may be easier for those with certain innate qualities.
Combining these two notions, I wanted to see, Is CP ability innate or acquired? To test this, I would like to compare participants' IQ with their CF rating and see if there is a direct correlation between IQ and CF rating. To assess this, I will be using the online IQ test at https://openpsychometrics.org/tests/FSIQ/. This test has three sections, Memory, Verbal, and Spatial. Upon the completion of the test (which takes around 5-20 minutes), fill the form at https://forms.gle/wJsq9U52z1H1bCsU8. Remember to copy-paste the URL of the end screen into the response. When I reach 50 responses or more, I will begin plugging the data into Microsoft Excel and will make another blog with the results.
UPDATE: The submission window is now closed. Thank you to everyone who submitted, I have received over 170 responses. I have begun my analysis, expect a subsequent blog post within the next couple of days.
UPDATE 2: The update blog is now posted. https://codeforces.com/blog/entry/91237
Thank you for your time, and enjoy your day!