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ERIC Number: ED017914
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 9
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RECALL OF NOUN PAIRS EMBEDDED IN CONNECTED DISCOURSE AS A FUNCTION OF ASSOCIATION STRENGTH.
ROSENBERG, SHELDON
THREE GROUPS OF SUBJECTS WERE GIVEN A PASSAGE TO LEARN FOLLOWED BY A WRITTEN RECALL TEST. GROUP HA (HIGH ASSOCIATION) WAS GIVEN A PASSAGE WHICH INCLUDED 16 PAIRS OF ASSOCIATIVELY RELATED NOUNS. GROUPS LA (LOW ASSOCIATION) AND C (CONTROL) WERE GIVEN A PASSAGE CONTAINING ASSOCIATIVELY UNRELATED NOUNS. THE HA AND LA PASSAGES CONTAINED THE SAME STIMULUS WORDS, BUT DIFFERENT RESPONSES. THE C PASSAGE CONTAINED STIMULUS WORDS THAT WERE DIFFERENT FROM THOSE IN THE HA AND LA PASSAGES, BUT THE RESPONSES WERE THE SAME AS THOSE IN THE HA PASSAGE. FREE-ASSOCIATION NORMS WERE USED TO SELECT THE PAIRS. ON VARIOUS MEASURES OF RECALL OF PAIRS, GROUP HA WAS SIGNIFICANTLY SUPERIOR TO GROUPS LA AND C. THE RESULTS OF A CLOZE STUDY MADE IT POSSIBLE TO CONTROL FOR THE POSSIBILITY THAT RECALL OF HA PAIRS WAS FACILITATED BY CONSTRAINTS FROM THE REMAINING CONTEXT. HOWEVER, AFTER RECALL SCORES WERE CORRECTED FOR THIS FACTOR, THE RESULTS REMAINED THE SAME. THE RESULTS FOR TOTAL STIMULUS AND RESPONSE WORD RECALL WERE NOT CONSISTENT WITH THE RESULTS FOR PAIR RECALL. THIS ARTICLE, PART OF A PAPER GIVEN AT THE PSYCHONOMIC SOCIETY MEETINGS, OCTOBER 1966, APPEARS IN "STUDIES IN LANGUAGE AND LANGUAGE BEHAVIOR, PROGRESS REPORT IV," 1967, PUBLISHED BY THE CENTER FOR RESEARCH ON LANGUAGE AND LANGUAGE BEHAVIOR, UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, 220 EAST HURON STREET, ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN 48108. (AUTHOR/AMM)
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Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Center for Research on Language and Language Behavior.
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