Measuring learning using an untrained control group: Comment on R. Reber and P. Perruchet

Dienes, Zoltan and Altmann, Gerry (2003) Measuring learning using an untrained control group: Comment on R. Reber and P. Perruchet. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology Series a Human Experimental Psychology, 56A (1). pp. 117-123. ISSN 0272-4987

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Abstract

R. Reber and Perruchet (this issue) argue that use of control groups without training is unsound for establishing that learning has occurred. We show that inferring learning from a difference between a trained group and an untrained control in no way relies on their implausible additivity assumption, and that untrained control groups can be an invaluable aid to the researcher.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Psychology > Psychology
Depositing User: Zoltan Dienes
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 15:31
Last Modified: 19 Jun 2012 13:25
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/13043
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