The relationship between a proposition's serial position, its rated importance, and the probability of its appearance in free recall protocols was examined. A total of eight passages were each read and recalled by about 60 sixth-grade students. It was found that both rated importance and position predict recall. In addition, the quadratic of serial position was a significant predictor, indicating a “recency” effect.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1986|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Language and Linguistics
- Linguistics and Language