Does the benefit of testing depend on lag, and if so, why? Evaluating the elaborative retrieval hypothesis

@article{Rawson2015DoesTB,
  title={Does the benefit of testing depend on lag, and if so, why? Evaluating the elaborative retrieval hypothesis},
  author={Katherine A. Rawson and Kalif E. Vaughn and Shana K. Carpenter},
  journal={Memory \& Cognition},
  year={2015},
  volume={43},
  pages={619-633}
}
Despite the voluminous literatures on testing effects and lag effects, surprisingly few studies have examined whether testing and lag effects interact, and no prior research has directly investigated why this might be the case. To this end, in the present research we evaluated the elaborative retrieval hypothesis (ERH) as a possible explanation for why testing effects depend on lag. Elaborative retrieval involves the activation of cue-related information during the long-term memory search for… 
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