ERIC Number: ED243078
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Effects of Varying Procedural Instructions on Comprehension.
A study investigated how comprehension, as measured by the accuracy and speed of performance, is affected by the information contained in a set of procedural instructions. Using instructions that were varied with respect to the mode of presentation (pictures, text, or pictures and text) and the degree of explicitness of operational information, 68 college students assembled a toy. The results showed that the use of instructions containing detailed (explicit) operational information led to greater accuracy in assembling the toy, while the use of instructions containing pictures led to greater speed. (Copies of the different types of instructions are appended.) (Author/FL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Naval Research, Arlington, VA. Personnel and Training Research Programs Office.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Instructions; Reader Text Relationship; Text Structure
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (68th, New Orleans, LA, April 23-27, 1984).