ERIC Number: ED070063
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Dec
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Task and Intra-Task Differences in Vocabulary Performance.
Alexander, Ella M.
Two vocabulary tasks--one production and one recognition--were compared with the expectation that the recognition task would yield better performance than the production task. The pairs of pictures used in the recognition task were divided into eight groups defined on target and distractor frequency and same-different conceptual category membership with the exception that these groups would differ in relative error rate. Not only was the task difference confirmed, but evidence of considerable variability between test items was found, with a particularly significant effect involving category relationship. (Author)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Research and Development Center for Cognitive Learning.
Note: Report from the Project on Reading and Related Language Arts Basic Prereading Skills: Identification and Improvement