ERIC Number: EJ1113240
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 82
Sourcing in Professional Education: Do Text Factors Make Any Difference?
Bråten, Ivar; Strømsø, Helge I.; Andreassen, Rune
Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, v29 n8 p1599-1628 Oct 2016
The present study investigated the extent to which the text factors of source salience and emphasis on risk might influence readers' attention to and use of source information when reading single documents to make behavioral decisions on controversial health-related issues. Participants (n = 259), who were attending different bachelor-level professional programs at a university college, generally disregarded source information irrespective of textual manipulations, especially sources cited or embedded within other documents, and mainly relied on their own personal experiences and opinions when making behavioral decisions on the issues. Theoretical as well as educational implications of the findings are discussed.
Descriptors: College Students, Reading Comprehension, Information Sources, Professional Education, Risk, Attention, Behavior, Decision Making, Health, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Prior Learning, Credibility, Student Attitudes, Opinions
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