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(1) In Experiment 1 dealing with memory, the independent variables are how often the words are repeated by the subject and the list of words itself. The frequency of word repetition is a factor manipulated at each individual subject’s disposal. The list of words is being manipulated to produce a response to the memory test. The dependent variable is the subject’s ability to recall the words, because it is the subject’s response on having their memory tested. (2) For this experiment, the maintenance rehearsal hypothesis will predict that the probability that a subject will be able to recall a word from the list will be based on the number of times the word was repeated. That is to say the frequency of repetition of a word directly contributes to how well a person remembers that word. For example, if the word “car” was repeated twelve times, and word tree was repeated three times, the probability of the subject being able to recall “car” is higher than being able to recall “tree.” (3-4) The prediction made based on the maintenance rehearsal hypothesis is verified because the research showed that the more times a word was repeated, the better it was later recalled. One can conclude that the probability of recalling a word and the number of times the word was repeated are positively correlated based on the
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