ERIC Number: ED205398
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Structural Analysis of Science Prose: Can We Increase Problem Solving Performance? Technical Report Series in Learning and Cognition, Report No. 81-3.
Mayer, Richard E.
Techniques are provided for distinguishing explanative information from other types of information in science prose, including the structural method, the logical method, and the empirical method. Research is then provided concerning techniques which increase the subjects' recall of explanative information, and thus the subject's problem solving performance. These techniques include manipulating the reading strategy and manipulating the text design. Finally, some recommendations are suggested for improving science text design and text processing. (Author/CS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Santa Barbara. Dept. of Psychology.