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. What were the three objects used?
- Drum, mailbox and loaf of bread
- Drum, mailbox and toaster
- Drum, toaster and loaf of bread
- Toaster, mailbox and loaf of bread
3. What did Palmer want to find out?
- Whether words shown with pictures would affect the way the picture was remembered
- Whether context affects perception.
- How much information changes with each reproduction
4. What was the dependent variable?
- The number of correctly identified objects.
- Whether story could be remembered accurately or not.
- Participants' drawing compared to original.
5. Strengths of the study
- Instructions, inaccurate data did not affect results and time taken to remember each object the same.
- Done many times and other stories were used.
- Control group used, lots of evidence and findings supported by recent evidence
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