ERIC Number: ED141783
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Additive Imagery, Comprehension and Free Recall in a Sentence Context.
Oddie, Lily; Osborne, John W.
This study was primarily intended to explain the relationship between rated imagery, rated comprehension, and free recall in a sentence context. An additional purpose of the investigation was to examine the relationships between sentence imagery (determined by summing the individual values of component words), the rating of sentences as wholes, and the free recall of sentences. Subjects, 80 volunteers from undergraduate educational psychology courses, were presented with six sets of eight sentences; sentences were varied systematically from low to high levels of imagery. After each set of sentences, subjects were asked to recall as many sentences as they could and to rate them on a seven-point scale, first for imagery and then for comprehensibility. The correlation of rated and additive imagery supported the assumption that global imagery is the sum of the individual imagery levels of sentence components. Both measures of sentence imagery were found to correlate better with free recall than did ratings of comprehension. (KS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New York, New York, April 1977)