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ERIC Number: ED064623
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 44
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The Effects of Review Techniques and Instance Presentation on Concept Learning Tasks.
Young, Jon I.; And Others
This study of concept learning was intended to supply data concerning the interaction of different values of three variables with each other. These three variables which may influence concept learning are augmentive information, method of presentation, and instance difficulty. Three types of specific review (total, partial, and none) were used, two methods of presentation (simultaneous and sequential ) and two levels of task difficulty (easy instances and both hard and easy instances) were employed. Nine hypotheses were generated to examine the effects of these variables. Subjects for this study were 169 undergraduate psychology students at Brigham Young University. They were randomly assigned to one of twelve experimental groups or a control group. The results indicated that all of the treatment produced some learning by the subjects. It was concluded that the most efficient means of promoting concept learning is to use both easy and hard instances with specific review. The method of presentation was found to be optional. It was also concluded that the three variables mentioned above do seem to affect concept learning. (Author/BW)
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