1. What was the independent variable?
- Whether verbal labels were heard or not
- The four conditions of the context - recognising loaf after seeing kitchen (appropriate), recognising mailbox after kitchen (inappropriate, similar), recognising drum after kitchen (inappropriate, different) and no context
- The type of task
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2. Did participants identify more objects after seeing an appropriate or inappropriate context?
- Appropriate context
- Inappropriate context
3. Weaknesses of the study
- Participants what they were doing (may have tried harder) and fewer results since some data could not be used.
- Unfamiliar material chosen and changes over time unfair.
- Real life not as ambiguous as stimuli and studies not generalisable.
4. Strengths of the study
- Control group used, lots of evidence and findings supported by recent evidence
- Instructions, inaccurate data did not affect results and time taken to remember each object the same.
- Done many times and other stories were used.
5. What is a perceptual set?
- When a piece of information is passed from one person to another
- The tendency to notice some things more than others.
- When a participant is given a story to remember
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