ERIC Number: ED115038
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jan
Reference Count: 0
The Production Deficiency Model of Verbal Elaboration: Some Contrary Findings and Conceptual Complexities. Research Report No. 82.
Turnure, James; And Others
Thirty-six normal 5-year-olds and 60 educable mentally retarded (EMR) students with a mean age of 7 years were tested to determine whether specific formats of interrogatives would be instrumental in inducing the generation of effective verbal mediators. Ten EMR Ss and 6 normal Ss were tested on 21 paired associates in each six experimental conditions: labeling, sentence generation, sentence repetition, response to Why "A" (auxiliary did not function as the main verb) and response to why "B" (auxiliary functioned as the main verb). Analysis of correct response indicated that Ss in the three question conditions performed better than Ss in the nonquestion conditions. No differences existed between the two subject categories. The question conditions were found to induce greater semantic analysis in the Ss than the nonquestion conditions. (Author/CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Research, Development, and Demonstration Center in Education of Handicapped Children.