THE EFFECTS ON TRANSFER OF TIME DELAY AND TASK SIMILARITY: A LITERATURE REVIEW
Final rept., 1 June 1959-28 Feb 1961
FLORIDA STATE UNIV TALLAHASSEE
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A review of selected literature pertinent to the effects of similarity and delay on transfer is reported. Emphasis is given to the more recent research and that which seems to make a greater contribution to knowledge of these effects especially studies in which similarity and time delay were manipulated jointly. Although con siderable research has been accomplished, the effects of similarity and time delay either singly or jointly are not known with sufficient precision to enable satisfactory use outside of the narrowly constrained laboratory contexts, if even there. Effective prediction on the basis of similarity will depend on the development of a rigorous and reliable technique for its measurement. The effects of delay can only be adequately determined after this is accomplished.