Baddeley 1966

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What was the aim of this study?
To investigate the encoding of memory and the influence of acoustic and semantic words on memory
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Name the four categories of words.
semantically similar, semantically dissimilar, acoustically similar, acoustically dissimilar
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What were the results of the first test?
Acoustic lists couldn't be remembered as well as semantic words.
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What were the results of the second test?
Semantic words couldn't be remembered as well as acoustic
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What were the conclusions of this study?
Short term memory is acoustic and long term memory is semantic.
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Is this study generalisable to men and women
Yes - both men and women were used
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What effect does using psychology students have on this study?
There may be demand characteristics because they will know of the study
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Is ecological validity high or low?
Low - not typical everyday test
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Why might order effects have affected this study?
Participants might have been bored by the second test and not tried as hard enough.
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Were all ethical guidelines met?
Yes
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