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ERIC Number: ED040817
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar
Pages: 36
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A Paired-Associates Analysis of Reading Acquisition.
Muller, Douglas G.
A major objective of this study was to seek the relationship of principles derived from traditional paired-associates transfer experiments as applied to the reading task. In this experiment 10 subjects from upper-division education courses, all volunteers, received various types of preliminary training with letter stimuli; then all subjects learned a word reading task and a sentence reading task. The letters, words, and sentences were graphically, as well as aurally, meaningless. The results of this experiment indicated that transfer phenomena in stimulus-compound paradigms were generally consistent with phenomena in more conventional paridigms. This implies, says the author, that a generalized theory of transfer of associative learning is feasible and that this theory could be instrumental in the development of more efficient methods of reading instruction. Further research is recommended. References are included. (NH/Author)
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Note: Paper presented at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Minneapolis, Minn., Mar. 2-6, 1970