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ERIC Number: ED047351
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Dec
Pages: 95
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Study of Visual and Auditory Skills as Related to Elementary School Education. Final Report.
Simmons, Helen
This study investigated decision behavior exhibited by elementary school aged children in a laboratory decision task. An effort was made to separate 247 children into "auditory" and "visual" subjects on the basis of their performance on two immediate memory sub-tests from the revised (1968) ITPA. Since the correlation for the Visual test did not reach the specified level of .85, the intended comparison of "auditory" vs. "visual" subjects could not be completed. Instead, a comparison was made of within Auditory Strength (on high vs. low performers') decision strategies. The prediction that High Auditory performers would make fewer errors while "learning the task" but would be more responsive to the monotony of the task and would therefore be more apt to vary their choices in the stable-state than would the Low Auditory Sequencers was only partially confirmed. Additional hypotheses were tested. Results are discussed in light of recent sensory modality literature and children's functioning in probability decision tasks. Study limitations are assessed. (Author/CJ)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Oregon Univ., Eugene.