ERIC Number: EJ1086414
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 88
A Multidimensional Investigation of Deep-Level and Surface-Level Processing
Dinsmore, Daniel L.; Alexander, Patricia A.
Journal of Experimental Education, v84 n2 p213-244 2016
This study examines the moderating effects of a situational factor (i.e., text type) and an individual factor (i.e., subject-matter knowledge) on the relation between depth of processing and performance. One-hundred and fifty-one undergraduates completed measures of subject-matter knowledge, read either an expository or persuasive text about the existence of extraterrestrials while thinking aloud, and then completed a passage recall task and an open-ended task. Results indicated that the relation between depth of processing and the open-ended tasks was moderated by the type of text participants read (i.e., expository or persuasive). Moreover, there was a significant interaction between the passage recall measure and open-ended task for depth of processing and type of text.
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Cognitive Processes, Influences, Performance, Knowledge Level, Protocol Analysis, Recall (Psychology), Context Effect, Expository Writing, Persuasive Discourse, Models
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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