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ERIC Number: ED175905
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Pages: 24
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
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The Interaction of Learner Aptitude with Types of Questions Accompanying a Written Lesson on Logical Implications.
Threadgill, Judith
Since research on the effect of questions adjunct to written materials has usually ignored learner aptitudes, this study was designed to explore the interaction of a verbal aptitude measure (vocabulary ability) with two types of questions following a prose selection on logical implications. Two hundred fifty-two tenth-grade students were randomly assigned to one of four treatments: text with applied questions, text with verbatim questions, text with no questions, and control text. Regression analysis yielded an ordinal interaction, suggesting that applied questions were more effective than no questions for students with low aptitude scores, while not differentially affecting students with high aptitude scores. In addition, a disordinal interaction was identified which suggested that students with low aptitude scores learned more from verbatim questions, while students with high aptitude scores learned more with no questions. (Author/RD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Canada
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (63rd, San Francisco, California, April 8-12, 1979)