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Comparison of output order in free recall

  • Luis M. Flores
  • Sam C. Brown
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Abstract

Two measures of output order in free recall were examined and shown to vary with characteristics of recall unrelated to output order. The output location of a subset of items in recall, using the standard recall rank measure and the “observed minus expected” score, varied both with number of items in the subset and total number of items recalled. A new measure of output order (the relative index of priority or RIP score) was proposed that is invariant with these characteristics of recall, providing an uncontaminated empirical index of the output location of a subset of items in the recall sequence.

Keywords

Free Recall Verbal Learn Verbal Behavior Output Location Output Order 
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Copyright information

© Psychonomic Society, Inc. 1974

Authors and Affiliations

  • Luis M. Flores
    • 1
  • Sam C. Brown
    • 2
  1. 1.Kansas State UniversityManhattan
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyUniversity of MissouriColumbia

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