ERIC Number: ED148896
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-May-5
Reference Count: 0
Adjunct Questions in Prose Learning: The Effects of Response Mode.
Staley, Richard K.; Wolf, Richard I.
A 3 x 3 x 2 factorial design was used with 120 undergraduate subjects to study the effects of question type on learning from prose. A 2,000-word reading passage on geological history was presented, with factual questions on each page. Questions were also presented after the reading activity. When compared to a reading only control group, the short answer adjunct questions appeared to exert a stronger influence on processing strategies than did multiple choice questions. The direction of the adjunct question effect was the same for both question types as evidenced by the lack of a significant question type or learning subtest interaction. (Author/MV)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the New England Educational Research Association (9th, Manchester, New Hampshire, May 4-7, 1977)