ERIC Number: ED068993
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Effect of Recency on Word Choice in a Sentence Completion Task.
Mizokawa, Donald T.; Cunningham, Donald J.
This study hypothesized that recent experience with a set of words is a strong influence on selecting words in an appropriate context where other lexical items are equally available for selection, i.e., recency training should significantly increase the probability of occurrence of words chosen to fill gaps in structured sentences. Two experiments were conducted testing the hypothesis. No single result from either test unambiguously supported the hypothesis, but the many near-significant or significant trends in expected directions lent support to the hypothesis. Stronger recency effects than those observed were expected, but the authors suggest that the recency experience provided may not have been sufficiently long or intense enough to produce these effects, so alternative recency training procedures are being contemplated. (Author/DI)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. Inst. for Child Study.