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ERIC Number: EJ893037
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
ISSN: ISSN-0883-2323
An Empirical Test of Mnemonic Devices to Improve Learning in Elementary Accounting
Laing, Gregory Kenneth
Journal of Education for Business, v85 n6 p349-358 2010
The author empirically examined the use of mnemonic devices to enhance learning in first-year accounting at university. The experiment was conducted on three groups using learning strategy application as between participant's factors. The means of the scores from pre- and posttests were analyzed using the student "t" test. No significant difference was found between the groups for the pretest; however, both treatment groups performed significantly better in the posttest than did the control group. The findings support the literature that mnemonic devices can accelerate the rate at which new information is acquired and improve formal reasoning. A model is introduced for assessing the characteristics which affect memory recall. (Contains 2 notes, 7 tables, and 11 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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