Assignment: Comparative Analysis
For this assignment, you will analyze a case and discuss the characteristics of the disorder. The facilitator will assign you one of the two cases to analyze.
Analyze your assigned case in a 300-word analysis.
Review and discuss the other case. Compare the characteristics in the two cases and the analyses and post it to the appropriate Discussion Area by Saturday, June 28, 2014
Materials Stimuli consisted of 180 six-letter English words,
including nouns, adjectives, and verbs. Ninety of these words were presented during the study phase, and were paired with point-values of 1, 2, 3, 10, 11, or 12. These val- ues were chosen to maximize the difference between words with low (1–3pt.) and high (10–12pt.) values. Dur- ing the final recognition test, all 180 words—half that were presented at study and half that were new—were pre- sented randomly intermixed, without their point-value. Words were presented in random order and had a mean frequency of 5974 (SD = 570) occurrences per million in the Hyperspace Analogue to Language corpus (Lund & Burgess, 1996). Because the frequency of a word’s use in English influences Remember/Know ratings (Reder et al.,
2000), HAL frequencies were kept nearly equivalent for high-value words (M = 5917.40, SD = 518.23), low-value words (M = 6065.36, SD = 576.94), and distractors (M = 5954.28, SD = 598.27), F(2,178) = 0.84, p = .433, g2 < 0.01. Additionally, the number of phonemes, mor- phemes, and part of speech did not differ significantly between these three item types (p > .190).
All materials were presented on an Apple iMac com- puter and participants completed the study individually. The monitor was placed approximately 15 inches from the edge of the desk. The study was programmed onto the computer and data were recorded using e-prime (ver. 2.0) software. All responses were given using a keyboard.
Procedure At the start of the experiment, participants were