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Free association norms for a sample of Croatian words


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Vezmar, Nika. (2017). Free association norms for a sample of Croatian words. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Psychology.
(Podaci nastali u ovom radu dostupni su u Hrvatskom arhivu podataka na adresi [mentor Vranić, Andrea].

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The aim of this paper is to study the associative structure of words for Croatian language speakers by creating free association norms for the Croatian language. We collected associations for 700 Croatian words using the discrete association method. A total of 971 Croatian language speakers, older than 18, participated in the study. Each participant was presented with 100 cue words and instructed to give one association for each cue word. The answers were lemmatized and normalized. On average, each stimulus was normed 137 times. For each stimulus-response pair, the forward (cue-to-target) associative strength (FAS) was calculated. The collected associations, combined with the calculated FAS, form a weighted directed graph that outlines the associative structure of the words. The graph contains 3113 unique words and 11215 direct edges between them. In addition to the FAS, the backward (BAS), mediated (MAS) and overlapping (OAS) strengths were calculated for each word pair. Additionally, the following information is included: whether the target word is normed, the number of participants that normed the cue, and the total number of different associations of that cue. The constructed norms are applicable in various subfields of psychology - primarily cognitive psychology and psycholinguistics. The probabilities of individual responses collected in the free association task are significant in explaining memory retrieval mechanisms and in predicting performance in various memory-related tasks, such as in false memory tasks. In this latter context, the norms can be used to construct word lists in the DRM paradigm.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: associative structure, free association task, associative strength, Croatian language,norms
Subjects: Psychology > Kognitivna psihologija
Departments: Department of Psychology
Supervisor: Vranić, Andrea
Additional Information: Podaci nastali u ovom radu dostupni su u Hrvatskom arhivu podataka na adresi
Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2018 15:50
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2019 14:23

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