ERIC Number: ED041459
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Signal Detection Analysis of Recall and Recognition Memory.
Donaldson, Wayne; Glathe, Herta
Three paired-associate learning studies were run to compare signal detection analysis of recall and recognition memory performance. Experiment I showed that (a) rates of recall and recognition discriminability are substantially different in later trials and (b) a previously suggested correction for guessing does not transform the data to theoretical expectations. Experiment II showed that subjects' guessing rates change systematically over trials and further supported the inappropriateness of a guessing correction. Experiment III attempted to hold constant the probability of guessing correctly. It was suggested that for the purposes of comparing recall and recognition, the most profitable transformation of the recall data is in the nature of the "one-of-M-orthogonal" signals paradigm. A reference list is appended. (Author)
Publication Type: N/A
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Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Univ., PA. Learning Research and Development Center.