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Causes for segmentation of keying sequences: a predictive model

Bruijnes, Merijn (2010) Causes for segmentation of keying sequences: a predictive model.

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Abstract:Literature has been studied to find potential causes of segmentation during motor learning of a keying sequence in an attempt to make it possible to predict the segmentation of any sequence for any person. A categorization of causes for segmentation (also patterns or salient points) of a keying sequence has been made; procedural causes, sequence based causes, and participant related causes. It was investigated whether participants will segment a sequence at a salient point in the sequence, indicating predictability in segmentation might be possible. Inter hand transitions (IHTs) and runs of consecutive keys were chosen as salient points. Also, it was investigated whether a sequence entirely made up of salient points with one key transition without such a salient point would segment at the ‘dull point’, it did not. Little evidence for a successful prediction of consistent segmentation using IHTs was found, none using runs. Interpretation of the data was hindered by finger effects due to incomplete balancing. Recommendations for future experiments are given.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology BSc (56604)
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