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1992

Wilfrid Laurier University

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Elaboration Strategies And Individual Differences In Academic Achievement Among Adolescent Learners, Violet Kaspar Jan 1992

Elaboration Strategies And Individual Differences In Academic Achievement Among Adolescent Learners, Violet Kaspar

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This study investigated the relative potency of four memory strategies for learning factual information. To examine the efficacy of the strategies in relation to academic ability, students were classified as low or average achievers based on their performance on a verbal skills measure. Tenth to twelfth grade students (62 females and 48 males) were randomly assigned to one of four experimental conditions: Elaborative Interrogation (BI, a "why" questioning strategy), Repetition of Provided Elaborations (PE), Repetition Control (RC), and Judgement/Analysis (J/A, where students evaluated provided elaborations and justified their judgement). Performance in the BI condition was greater than that ...


Thesis-Making: Reflections On My Experience, Cari Michelle Patterson Jan 1992

Thesis-Making: Reflections On My Experience, Cari Michelle Patterson

Theses and Dissertations (Comprehensive)

In this thesis I describe my personal journey to come to some understanding about how l do community-oriented research, and why I do it the way I do. I engaged in a collaborative program evaluation with a self-help group for survivors of the mental health system. I describe the research project and the ways I reflected on the project to help me uncover some of the hidden assumptions and influences that have shaped me as a researcher until now. Then I discuss issues that arose for me as I engaged in the evaluation and illustrate them drawing on both my ...