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Publication Date

Fall 12-6-2019


This study is looking at how we learn by testing three different levels of encoding. Based on how a word is used the level of encoding changes. In order to test this, three groups were formed based on randomly handing out sheets. Each sheet had a question which required a different level of comprehension. It was a between-subjects design, with self-selecting participants that were mostly 18-year-old female students. The goal of this study was to find out if the more a word is comprehended, or the deeper the encoding, the more likely it is to be able to remember that word. Similar to the study that was replicated, although slightly different, in this study there was significant differences in retention between the first level and the other two, but no significant differences between the last two groups.

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