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ERIC Number: ED064262
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
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Acquisition and Long-Term Recall of Text Surrounding Complex Relational Sentences.
Sturges, Persis T.; Frase, Lawrence T.
The present study explored the effects of complex relational sentences upon the acquisition and recall of surrounding material in immediate and long-term memory. The study also investigated the effects of an immediate prompted recall test upon long-term retention, and the recallability of different types of content. Reading time (subject-paced; 16 second; 10 second) was combined factorially with presence and absence of an immediate prompted recall test. The subjects were 72 undergraduates randomly assigned with 12 subjects in each of six groups. Each subject had three acquisition trials, a free recall test, and four long-term retention tests. Half of the subjects also had an immediate prompted recall test on text material after the third acquisition trial. The results were subjected to factor analysis. The results showed that complex relational sentences did not inhibit recall of material following or preceding it in the text on either acquisition or long-term recall. (Author/DB)
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Note: Paper presented at meeting of American Educational Research Association (Chicago, April 4, 1972)