Short-term memory for auditory digit sequences as a function of systematic manipulation of encoding technique, digit duration, and interdigit interval
Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Kenneth A. Deffenbacher
Evan L. Brown
Norman H. Hamm
The experiment tested whether short term retention for auditory digit sequences could be improved by efficient encoding techniques (ET) and increases in either digit duration (DD) or interdigit interval (IDI). All three hypotheses received strong support from the data. In addition, analysis of interactions between length of retention interval (RI) and DD, IDI, and ET led to the conclusions that longer DD and IDI permit increased resistance to forgetting during RI, while efficient ET improves retention regardless of RI.
Miscik, John G., "Short-term memory for auditory digit sequences as a function of systematic manipulation of encoding technique, digit duration, and interdigit interval" (1972). Student Work. 130.
A Thesis Presented to the Department of Psychology and the Faculty of the Graduate College University of Nebraska In Partial Fulfillment Of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Arts in Industrial/Organizational Psychology University of Nebraska at Omaha.