ERIC Number: ED117146
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Speed of Oral and Written Responding.
Newman, Slater E.; Nicholson, Lawrence R.
Subjects were given three trials to speak and to write as fast as they could both the alphabet and a set of two-digit numbers. The speed or oral responding was approximately 6 syllables per second for letters and 7 syllables per second for digits. The speed for writing was approximately 2 items per second for both digits and letters. Correlations between tasks within the same mode were all significant; correlations between modes on the same task were usually not. Implications for research in verbal learning and memory are discussed. (Author)
Descriptors: College Students, Comparative Analysis, Handwriting, Memory, Responses, Speech Communication, Task Performance, Time, Verbal Learning
Slater E. Newman, Dept. of Psychology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A