ERIC Number: ED443401
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Argumentative Reasoning in Online Discussion.
Steinkuehler, Constance A.; Derry, Sharon J.; Levin, Joel R.; Kim, Jong-Baeg
This study compared the effects of three forms of online instruction on memory, belief change, and argumentation skill. Reading of a pro/con text was followed by: (1) online discussion in pairs compared to reading of the same text followed by two forms of individualized study techniques derived from the cognitive memory literature; (2) self-explanation; and (3) repeated summarization and study. Results were analyzed in terms of argument change from pretest to posttest, transfer of argument skills, text recall, reported and directly assessed opinion change, and perceptions of productivity and participation. Qualitative analysis of the transcripts from the online activities examined time on task, effects of pair agreement or disagreement, and unequal participation within the pairs. The pro/con texts, coding schemes, and data tables are appended. (Contains 13 references.) (MES)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. for Science Education, Madison, WI.; National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.
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