Designing an Auditory Working Memory Task and Investigating the Validity and Reliability

Parhizkar Shahri, P and Farazi, M and Biglarian, A and Rafie, F and Soleymani, N (2017) Designing an Auditory Working Memory Task and Investigating the Validity and Reliability. Journal of Paramedical Sciences & Rehabilitation, 6 (2). pp. 79-85.

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Abstract Purpose: The role of auditory working memory in children�s language acquisition is important. In addition, its connection with development of important language parts such as word acquisition has been well investigated. The present study aimed to develop a suitable tool by use of non-words which reflect the real performance of audithory working memory for evaluation of this system�s performance in such a way that it would be possible to determine its capacity as well as its capability to manipulate information. Methods: The current study has a cross-sectional and tool-making design. Words and non-words were first determined and after designing the task, questionnaire that contained 16 words for word level and 16 non words for non-word level were presented to the specialists for validity determination. Statistical population consisted of 9 to 14 years-old Persian language children of elementary (classes three to six) and Secondary school (classes seven and eight) of which 96 subjects were selected by a multistage method. Test was performed in two levels. Results: Results showed that words and non-words have content validity. Mean score of the subjects in words and non-words parts was calculated as 8.49 and 7.76, respectively and mean of total scores was 16.25. There was also a correlation coefficient of coefficient 0.952 in word and 0.729 in nonword section in the significance level of pConclusion: According to the results, we concluded that achieved auditory memory is valid and reliable for the subjects of the present study.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WV Otolaryngology
Divisions: Journals > Journal of Paramedical Science and Rehabilitation
Depositing User: jpsr jpsr
Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2017 13:42
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2017 13:42

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