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The Effects of Retention Tests upon Human Learning and Memory: an historical review and an experimental analysis

Richardson, John T. E. (1985). The Effects of Retention Tests upon Human Learning and Memory: an historical review and an experimental analysis. Educational Psychology, 5(2) pp. 85–114.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: https://doi.org/10.1080/0144341850050201
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Abstract

Whether and how the administration of one retention test affects performance in a subsequent test on the same material is a question of practical and theoretical interest to educationalists and psychologists. Previous research suggests a number of conclusions which generalise across both materials and procedures. A systematic investigation is described concerning the recognition and free recall of long lists of unrelated words. Finally, a model of recognition and recall is presented which claims that both tasks employ knowledge about the occurrence of individual items in the acquisition list and knowledge about the organisational structure of that list. It is argued that the administration of a recall test affects only the first kind of information, whereas the administration of a recognition test affects only the second kind of information.

Item Type: Journal Item
ISSN: 0144-3410
Academic Unit/School: Learning and Teaching Innovation (LTI) > Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
Learning and Teaching Innovation (LTI)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 49788
Depositing User: John T. E. Richardson
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2017 12:46
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 10:52
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/49788
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