Television questionnaire techniques in assessing forgetting in long-term memory.


Journal Article

Two experiments were designed to test methodological assumptions basic to the television questionnaire technique in order to analyze its appropriateness in assessing forgetting in long-term memory. After controlling for confounding variables in the technique as it is presently used, a non-linear function of time period of television program on recognition response to that program's title was found. Reported television viewing habits had a significant effect on recognition score. The relevance of these findings in regard to the quantitative study of retrograde amnesia is discussed.

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Cited Authors

  • Harvey, MT; Crovitz, HF

Published Date

  • December 1979

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 15 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 609 - 618

PubMed ID

  • 548224

Pubmed Central ID

  • 548224

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1973-8102

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0010-9452

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0010-9452(79)80049-0


  • eng