THE EFFECT OF REHEARSAL ON THE RETENTION OF A TIME-SHARED TASK
Final rept., 1 May 1960-1 July 1962
OHIO STATE UNIV RESEARCH FOUNDATION COLUMBUS LAB OF AVIATION PSYCHOLOGY
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Two studies were performed to investigate the influence of various methods of task rehearsal upon the retention of a time-shared task. Experiment I examined retention as a function of four rehearsal conditions part task, whole task, simplified task, and none. Subjects in each of the groups trained for 8 days, returned 6 days later for 2 days of rehearsal, and then returned again after 7 more days for a retention test. Experiment II examined retention both as a function of 3 rehearsal methods whole, part, and none and amount of training 5 or 10 days. Subjects returned for 2 days of rehearsal 10 days after completion of training and then returned for retest 9 days later. Tracking performance in both studies showed significant effects due to rehearsal methods. In Experiment I part rehearsal was superior, while in Experiment II whole rehearsal was found to be best.
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