Cues may be helpful to aid a person in memory recall. Two experiments were conducted in order to test the hypothesis that recall is enhanced with the presentation of cues. In Experiment 1, the recall performances for the same forty-eight participants were compared under cued and free recall conditions. A paired t-test was performed on the participants who received both cued and free recall questions. In Experiment 2, thirteen participants were given either cued only or free only questions to recall. An independent t-test was performed on the participants who received only cued recall questions or only free recall questions. There was a statistically significant finding that cues do help in recall compared to no cues being provided.
Thomson, Meghan and Stamps, Wendy
"Memory Recall: Cued or Free,"
Undergraduate Psychology Research Methods Journal: Vol. 1
, Article 2.
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