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ERIC Number: ED011047
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Oct
Pages: 49
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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AN EXAMINATION OF HUMAN STRATEGIES FOR ACQUIRING INFORMATION. PSYCHOLOGICAL AND EDUCATIONAL FACTORS IN TRANSFER OF TRAINING, TECHNICAL REPORT NO. 8.
DAVIS, DANIEL J.; STOLUROW, LAWRENCE M.
AN EXPERIMENTAL SITUATION WAS DEVELOPED IN WHICH THE SUBJECT HAD THE TASK OF DETERMINING WHICH OF A SET OF POSSIBLE EVENTS HAD OCCURRED ON EACH TRIAL. THIS WAS DONE BY ASKING THE EXPERIMENTER QUESTIONS WHICH COULD BE ANSWERED "YES" OR "NO" UNTIL THE EVENT WAS NAMED. FOUR EXPERIMENTS WERE CONDUCTED IN WHICH STRATEGIES WERE EXAMINED AS A FUNCTION OF VARIOUS ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS. THE OVERALL RESULTS OF THE EXPERIMENTS INDICATED THE THREE MAIN FACTORS THAT INFLUENCED THE USE OF STRATEGIES WERE (1) THE EXTENT TO WHICH THE QUESTIONS REFLECTED THE DOMINANT CHARACTERISTICS OF THE STIMULI, (2) THE AVERAGE AMOUNT OF INFORMATION WHICH WAS OBTAINED WITH QUESTIONS, AND (3) THE RISK OF HAVING TO USE A LARGE NUMBER OF QUESTIONS. (TC)
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Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Bureau of Educational Research.
Identifiers: Illinois (Urbana)