Word Fluency Test
Alternate Names: COWAT, Controlled Oral Word Association Test, Letter Fluency Test, Verbal Associative Fluency Test, Word Retrieval TaskFREE for use with an Inquisit Lab or Inquisit Web license.
Available Test Forms
Word Fluency Test - English
This script implements a word fluency test (similar to the COWAT) as described in Borkowski et al (1966) in which participants type their responses.
Word Fluency Test (Verbal Responding) - English
This script implements a word fluency test (similar to the COWAT) as described in Borkowski et al (1966) in which verbal responses are recorded.
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