ERIC Number: ED024947
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Sep-1
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Quantitative Aspects of Single-Word Free Associations to Sentences Varying in Semantic Integration.
It was anticipated that the single-word free association responses to sentences varying in degree of semantic integration (as indexed by sentence norms) would differ quantitatively. One group of 60 undergraduates was given a list of 16 sentences characterized by high semantic integration (HSI), while another group of 60 undergraduates received a list of 16 sentences characterized by low semantic integration (LSI). The subjects' task was to respond to the meaning of each sentence with the first word that they thought of. The results indicated that the primary responses to HSI sentences were stronger than the primary responses to LSI sentences, and that there was less variability of responding to HSI sentences than to LSI sentences. (See related document ED 016 203.) (Author/DO)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Center for Research on Language and Language Behavior.
Note: Report included in Studies in Language and Language Behavior, Progress Report No. VII.