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Experiment Author: Susan Campbell. Adapted from STEP and used with permission of Brian MacWhinney
Participants are given several lists to remember, with slightly different instructions. They are then asked to recall the lists. There should be a way to analyze the data to find serial position effects, though the original intent was to look for differences in imagery and onomatopoeia.
In this experiment 10 words in a row display for participants. Each word appears for 1000 milliseconds. After the presentation of 10 words, participants attempt to recall every word they can accurately remember. Participants type a single word and press enter in order to type another. By pressing the "OK" option with a mouse, participants can move on to the next block of 10 words. There are six total blocks in the experiment.
Kirkpatrick, E.A. (1894). An experimental study of memory. Psychological Review, 1,602-609.