Coding Systems and the Comprehension of Instructional Materials
Semi-annual technical rept. 1 Nov 1974 - 30 Apr 1975
OREGON UNIV EUGENE DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY
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This research continues earlier studies of how learners encode information for storage in memory and the effect of the encoding process on retrieval from memory storage. Current research is extending the investigation to the storage and recovery of semantic meaningful information rather than unrelated units of information. The writer and his associates are working on the process of chunking information into units as an influence on memory. They are also investigating the differences in encoding that characterize sophisticated learners as compared to novice in a subject matter field and they are performing studies of memory in the mode of classical and semantic memory formulations.