When does feedback facilitate learning of words?

  title={When does feedback facilitate learning of words?},
  author={Harold Pashler and Nicholas Cepeda and John T. Wixted and Doug Rohrer},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. Learning, memory, and cognition},
  volume={31 1},
Some researchers have suggested that although feedback may enhance performance during associative learning, it does so at the expense of later retention. To examine this issue, subjects (N = 258) learned Luganda-English word pairs. After 2 initial exposures to the materials, subjects were tested on each item several times, with the presence and type of feedback varying between subjects. A final test followed after 1 week. Supplying the correct answer after an incorrect response not only… 
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