ERIC Number: ED082169
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Sep
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The Locus of the Retention Differences Associated with Degree of Hierarchical Conceptual Structure.
Underwood, Benton J.; And Others
Constant-order paired-associate lists were used in which the numbers 1-24 were stimulus terms, and 24 nouns were response terms. The order of the nouns was varied across five lists to produce a different number of the hierarchical conceptual levels in the lists. There were two degrees of original learning and three types of retention tests after 24 hours. The study-test method was used. Learning rate was related directly to the degree of conceptual structure, but retention was uninfluenced by structure. A further experiment showed that the direct relation between recall and structure found in an earlier study is to be attributed to the anticipation method in which information at recall is an amount that is directly related to the conceptual structure. (Author)
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Sponsor: Office of Naval Research, Arlington, VA. Personnel and Training Research Programs Office.
Authoring Institution: Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL.
Note: See related documents CS 000 761 and CS 000 763