Repeated testing produces superior transfer of learning relative to repeated studying.

  title={Repeated testing produces superior transfer of learning relative to repeated studying.},
  author={Andrew C. Butler},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. Learning, memory, and cognition},
  volume={36 5},
  • A. C. Butler
  • Published 1 September 2010
  • Psychology
  • Journal of experimental psychology. Learning, memory, and cognition
The present research investigated whether test-enhanced learning can be used to promote transfer. More specifically, 4 experiments examined how repeated testing and repeated studying affected retention and transfer of facts and concepts. Subjects studied prose passages and then either repeatedly restudied or took tests on the material. One week later, they took a final test that had either the same questions (Experiment 1a), new inferential questions within the same knowledge domain… 

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