ERIC Number: ED064676
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Sep
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Information Analysis of Three-Word Verbal Discrimination Learning.
Dvornick, Eugene Steven
Naval Postgraduate School students participated in a verbal discrimination experiment using three-word items of different frequency ratios. Half of the three-word items were composed of similar words and half, dissimilar words. Based on information theory, the words were grouped into two lists, both of equal lengths and approximately equal information. Performance by the subjects showed statistical significance for the trial and item-similarity interaction. The effect of using different frequency ratios within the separate word lists showed a facilitation of learning only for items with similar words. It was concluded that the differential ratios were not sufficiently apparent in the dissimilar items to permit the use of pre-experimental frequency differences as a cue to learning. Tables of data and references included. (Author/AL)
Descriptors: Discrimination Learning, Information Theory, Military Personnel, Military Schools, Performance Tests, Verbal Learning, Word Lists, Word Recognition
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Virginia 22151 (Order No. AD 734 981, MF $0.95, HC $3.00)
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Note: Master's Thesis, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, Calif.