Information Processing Theorists Contend That Data Processing

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Information processing theorists contend that information processing occurs in stages, including input, sensory register, working memory, and long-term memory. The process begins with inputting information. In a statistics class, professor’s lectures, required readings, and assignments are all sources of information that should be processes by students. The student acquires information through observing and listening. The extent to how much sense is pass to sensory register depends on attention. Not all information sensed by the student is able to be received. If she takes the class after a day working, her fatigue may draw her attention from the lecture. Therefore, only partial sense can be proceeded to the next stage, sensory register. It is here that inputs sensed by the student are attached meaning. For example, if the professor draw a curve on the blackboard, the student views it as a distribution rather than infinite points or a line. Some of the meaningful information is transferred to working memory, whereas others is erased. The professor tells the student that the curve is a standard normal distribution. It is possible that the message of normal distribution is passed to next stage, but the information, the mean is zero, is erased in sensory register. Here, we assume that the meaningful words, standard normal distribution, is transferred to working memory. In this stage, information is maintained for a short time and rehearsed or related to proposition network in…

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