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acoustic confusion

acoustic confusion

  • An error that sounds like the correct answer (CP 85)
    • If acoustic confusions occur, an error would be more likely to involve substitution of a letter from the same group than substitution of a letter from a different group.
    • Conrad found that 75% of the errors involved one of the other four letters belonging to the same acoustic group, and 25% of the errors involved one of the five letters in the other acoustic group.
    • It is particularly easy for acoustic confusion to occur when all letters in a sequence sound alike.