ERIC Number: ED064656
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jan
Reference Count: 0
The Effect of Presentation and Test Mode on Short Term Retention of Words.
Goldring, Susan L.
The experiment employed Sternberg's procedure to investigate the effects of presentation and test modalities (auditory or visual), and number of presentations on the processing rate of monosyllabic words of varying graphemic and phonemic length. Twenty college students and 20 sixth graders served as Ss. Each S received all conditions and lists in a 10 x 10 graeco-latin square design. The main results were: (a) short high frequency words were processed at approximately the same rate as single digits; (b) all combinations of presentation and test yielded approximately the same processing rate except for visual auditory combination which was much slower; (c) there was no difference due to the age of the Ss; and (b) number of presentations and word length had no consistent effects. (Author)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Research and Development Center for Cognitive Learning.