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ERIC Number: ED316850
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Apr
Pages: 38
Abstractor: N/A
Solving Compare Problems: An Eye-Movement Test of Lewis and Mayer's Consistency Hypothesis.
De Corte, E.; And Others
This study tested a model (developed by A. Lewis and R. Mayer) that simulates the comprehension processes used when solving compare problems. The basis of the "consistency hypothesis" model is that young students and even adults are more likely to make comprehension errors when the order of the terms in the relational statement of the problem is not consistent with the preferred order. Subjects, 19 university students and 15 third-grade students, were administered a series of 1-step compare problems and had their eye movements recorded in 2 separate experiments. Results indicated that the model was supported by the data from the third graders but not supported by the data from the adults. (One note, seven tables of data, and two figures are included; 18 references are attached.) (RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Belgium