The effect of encoding strategies on text material retrieval

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dc.contributor.advisor Klem, John L. en_US Wilder, Teryle Anderton en_US 2011-06-03T19:32:28Z 2011-06-03T19:32:28Z 1981 en_US 1981
dc.identifier LD2489.Z64 1981 .W54 en_US
dc.description.abstract The present study was designed to investigate the effectiveness of four encoding strategies upon the retrieval of text material as measured by both immediate and delayed recognition and a recall test given in random order. Subjects included 140 college freshmen enrolled in reading and in study skills classes assigned to either a hierarchal organizing, notetaking, underlining, or repetitive reading encoding strategy. Training was given in each strategy and mastery at a criterion level of 80 percent or better was achieved. Reading comprehension scores as measured by the Nelson - Denny Reading Test, Form C were used as a covariate. An experimental passage of 1,656 words with a 12th grade reading level was administered. Findings were that there were no significant differences between treatments for immediate or delayed essay and multiple choice test scores. Reading scores correlated significantly with the dependent measures. Further, all four encoding strategies resulted in maintained test performance scores on both delayed essay and multiple choice tests. There were significant differences between immediate and delayed essay test scores for classes in favor of the reading classes. Test order did not influence test scores. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Educational Psychology
dc.format.extent iv, 111 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Study skills. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Reading comprehension. en_US
dc.title The effect of encoding strategies on text material retrieval en_US Thesis (D. Ed.) en_US
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