ERIC Number: ED387266
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Recall Differences of Elementary Students with Categorized Versus Non-Categorized Word Lists.
Malsam, Mary E.
This study sought to determine whether categorizing information would increase students' ability to recall that information. Two recall tests, consisting of a list of 30 words in random order and a list of the same 30 words grouped into 6 categories, was developed and administered to 2 groups of 16 fourth- and fifth-grade students enrolled in a recreation program. Students had 1 minute to study the word lists, after which they had 2 minutes to recall and write down the words on the list. The results indicated no significant difference in the recall rate between the students given the random list and those given the categorized list. (MDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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