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Recall testing is a common assessment to gauge memory retrieval. Responses from these tests can be analyzed in several ways; however, the output they generate typically requires manual coding that can be time intensive and error-prone before any analyses can be conducted. To address this issue, this article introduces lrd (Lexical Response Data), an open-source tool for quickly and accurately processing lexical response data that can be used either from the R command line or through an R Shiny graphical user interface. First, we provide an overview of this package and include a step-by-step user guide for processing both cued and free-recall responses. We then validate this program using two methods. First, we use lrd to recode output from both cued and free-recall studies with large samples and test whether the results replicate using lrd scored data. We then assess the inter-rater reliability and sensitivity and specificity of the scoring algorithm relative to human-coded data. Overall, lrd is highly reliable and shows excellent sensitivity and specificity, indicating that recall data processed using this package are remarkably consistent with data processed by a human coder.
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