Archives of Scientific Psychology

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Multi-Trial Associative Recognition Memory Task with Metacognitive Judgments (ICPSR 34708)

Principal Investigator(s): Hertzog, Christopher, Georgia Institute of Technology


These data are from an experiment studying the accuracy of metacognitive judgments (judgments of learning (JOLs), retrospective confidence judgments, estimated response times) in the context of an associative recognition task. The purpose of the study was to assess the influence of different cues on trial 2 JOLs, assessing the "memory for past test" heuristic. Individuals self-paced their study time for pairs of concrete nouns, and then received a yes/no associative recognition task, in which they were tested with intact pairs from study or rearranged pairs. The experimental program recorded responses and computed accuracy and latency. These data were analyzed and reported in a paper published in the Archives of Scientific Psychology, "Judgments of Learning are Influenced by Multiple Cues In Addition to Memory for Past Test Accuracy."

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Study Description


Hertzog, Christopher. Multi-Trial Associative Recognition Memory Task with Metacognitive Judgments. ICPSR34708-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2013-06-25.

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This study was funded by:

  • United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. National Institute on Aging (R01 AG024485)

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    cognition, judgment, learning, memory

Smallest Geographic Unit:    university campus

Geographic Coverage:    Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Universe:    Undergraduate students at a major metropolitan university.

Data Type(s):    experimental data

Data Collection Notes:

Data and documentation for this collection (in SPSS, Word, Excel and pdf format) are contained in a zipped package.


Sample:    Respondents were volunteers, university students participating for extra credit in an undergraduate psychology class. They signed up for the experiment using an automated Web-based interface.

Time Method:    Cross-sectional

Mode of Data Collection:    cognitive assessment test


Original ICPSR Release:   2013-06-25


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