WWC review of this study

Retrieval practice produces more learning than elaborative studying with concept mapping.

Karpicke, J. D., & Blunt, J. R. (2011). Science, 331, 772-775.

  • Randomized Controlled Trial
     examining 
    40
     Students
    , grade
    PS

Reviewed: June 2011

At least one statistically significant positive finding
Meets WWC standards without reservations
Science achievement outcomes—Statistically significant positive effects found
Outcome
measure
Comparison Period Sample Intervention
mean
Comparison
mean
Significant? Improvement
    index
ESSA
rating

Short answer test

Retrieval-Practice Studying Technique vs. Concept mapping

Posttest

Retrieval practice;
40 students

0.67

0.45

Yes

 
 
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More Outcomes

Short answer test

Retrieval-Practice Studying Technique vs. Study once

Posttest

Retrieval practice;
40 students

0.67

0.27

No

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Short answer test

Retrieval-Practice Studying Technique vs. Repeated Study

Posttest

Retrieval practice;
40 students

0.67

0.49

No

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Characteristics of study sample as reported by study author.


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    Indiana
 

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