ERIC Number: EJ650195
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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An Empirical Analysis of Interspersal Research Evidence, Implications, and Applications of the Discrete Task Completion Hypothesis.
Skinner, Christopher H.
Journal of School Psychology, v40 n4 p347-68 Jul-Aug 2002
Researchers have posited that when students work on assignments with many discrete tasks, that each completed discrete task may be a conditioned reinforcer. If the discrete task completion hypothesis is accurate, then relative task completion rates should influence choice behavior in the same manner as relative rates of reinforcement. Results of a regression analysis support the discrete task completion hypothesis. (Contains 82 references and 2 tables.) (GCP)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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