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: A quantitative study employed to find out whether interactive learining can enchance our memory recall process?

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  • Submitted: 11/02/2008
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DZX222 EXPERIMENTAL PROJECT

TITLE: A quantitative study employed to find out whether interactive learining can enchance our memory recall process?

ABSTRACT

Open Universitystudents conducted a qualitative study as part of a psychology course requirement. A between-participants design was employed in order to explore the issue proposed by Craik and Lockhart, the levels of processing theory, which states that the retention of information in memory depends on how deeply it is processed when encoded. 60 participants individually carried out three conditions. The independent variable was ?the condition that the participant took part in`. The dependent variable was ?the score measured for the amount of correct placement of country names`.

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This qualitative study was employed to find out whether interactive learning can enchance our memory recall process. Previous studies proposed by Craik and Lockhart1[1], the levels of processing theory proposed that deeper processing leads to more permanent memory, Several studies have been conducted on methods to force deeper processing of new information and in the area of reading, it has been shown that teaching words in the context of paragraphs rather than in isolation leads to greater retention and increased fluency in the

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