### Abstract

Original language | English |
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Pages (from-to) | 140-156 |

Number of pages | 16 |

Journal | British Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Psychology |

Volume | 40 |

Publication status | Published - Nov 1987 |

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### Keywords

- free recall
- methodological bias
- mathematical analysis
- memory
- cluster analysis
- categorization
- human

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**The detection of outliers in free-recall lists - an exploratory analysis.** / Robertson, C.

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TY - JOUR

T1 - The detection of outliers in free-recall lists - an exploratory analysis

AU - Robertson, C.

PY - 1987/11

Y1 - 1987/11

N2 - A number of methods which can be used to scan free recall lists are described. These methods will be of use in an initial exploratory analysis of responses with a view to checking the data before proceeding with more sophisticated analyses. The aim is to bring atypical recall patterns to the attention of the experimenter so that any aberrant data may be excluded if necessary or to allow such patterns to be studied further.

AB - A number of methods which can be used to scan free recall lists are described. These methods will be of use in an initial exploratory analysis of responses with a view to checking the data before proceeding with more sophisticated analyses. The aim is to bring atypical recall patterns to the attention of the experimenter so that any aberrant data may be excluded if necessary or to allow such patterns to be studied further.

KW - free recall

KW - methodological bias

KW - mathematical analysis

KW - memory

KW - cluster analysis

KW - categorization

KW - human

M3 - Article

VL - 40

SP - 140

EP - 156

JO - British Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Psychology

JF - British Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Psychology

SN - 0007-1102

ER -