The effect of word position on recall of non-meaningful words and to determine whether recall of nonsense syllables would be influenced by the position of items.
This experiment is to determine whether recall of nonsense syllables would be influenced by the position of items studied. Sixty participants were selected randomly from Legon and City Campuses and assigned to 2 equal groups respectively. Group 1 (experimental group) were made to learn 16 trigrams (nonsense syllables). With this group, the list of words were presented in the same serial order during each trial for 10 times, after which they were made to immediately recall the same words in the same ...view middle of the document...
This was repeated until the 10th study- test per participant. The same procedure was used for subjects in group 2. However, those in group two were made to recall the same items in any order. The same set of words was used for the two groups. The instruments used were score sheet, laptops, pen, and PowerPoint. Marks were awarded on a separate sheet. 1 was awarded for a correct response and 0 rewarded for a wrong answer.
| MEAN | STANDARD DEVIATION |
EXPERIMENTAL GROUP | 27.5 | 12.71369069 |
CONTROL GROUP | 72.16666667 | 17.0153751 |
7. RESULTS: The means and standard deviations were computed. Presented in table 1 are the values obtained.
1ST | DIX |
2ND | JOQ |
3RD | FIJ |
4TH | GUX |