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Guessing occurs in situations where one has to respond to a question or test item but has little knowledge of the correct answer. In these circumstances the answer given is merely a guess, a conjecture or estimation.

Because of social influences people may feel it is better to guess than to admit they do not know. People differ in their adoption of guessing strategies in these circumstances.

Guessing in psychometric test takingEdit

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