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ERIC Number: ED102528
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 18
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The Bransford-Franks Linear Effect: Integration or Artifact?
Katz, Stuart
It was hypothesized that the Bransford-Franks linear effect is an artifact of the method of presentation of stimulus sentences and is unrelated to semantic processes. Subjects were given sentences containing the same information in one of two ways. In a control condition, which was identical to the procedure used in earlier research, overlapping combinations of ideas were presented during learning and recognition; in an experimental condition ideas were presented one at a time. Results demonstrated that one-idea sentences received significantly higher recognition confidence ratings in the experimental condition, thus supporting the artifact interpretation. It was proposed that subjects assign recognition confidence ratings based on the probability that a sentence containing a certain number of ideas could have occurred in acquisition. (Author)
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