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ERIC Number: ED156517
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Pages: 27
Abstractor: N/A
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Measuring the Information Content of Written Materials in Mathematics.
Battista, Michael
The purpose of the study was to develop and validate a new method for measuring the subjective information of written materials in mathematics. In order to support the theoretical validity of the new measure, the study provided a derivation of the measure from Shannon's original information formula. Then the measure was used to measure the subjective information of a geometry passage for eighty-five seventh-grade students at various times during an instructional sequence in mathematics. The data obtained from these measurements was utilized to test the validity of the measure empirically and to investigate the information processing behaviors of the students. (Author/MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Toronto, Canada, March 27-31, 1978); Represents a portion of the author's doctoral dissertation research at Purdue University