Would not the relearning process be aided by actually remembering snippets of information still in retention ?
The least sentitive measures of retention is Recogntion, while the most sentitive measure of retention is Relearning.
Psychology - Measures of retention: recall, recognition, relearning
Measures of retention: recall, recognition, relearning
- the retrieval of information from LTM with minimal cues, e.g. as if
you were given a blank sheet of paper and asked to recall a list of words.
One example of recall is going to the supermarket without a shopping
- when current information matches information stored in our LTM, e.g.
matching the information presented to you in a multiple choice question
with information you have previously learned. Recognition is generally a
more effective method of retrieval compared to recall because it provides
cues. However, it is the least sensitive measure of retention because it
relies on cues being in front of the person.
Try the memory recognition activity
- learning material again. Ebbinghaus calculated a savings score when he
relearned information. This is a calculation made of the amount of time
saved each time information is learned again. The savings score is
calculated as follows:
Of the three, relearning is the most sensitive measure of retention
because it demonstrates that there is some information in memory.
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