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ERIC Number: EJ1133221
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Apr
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1556-1623
Effect of Delay on Search Decisions in a Task-Oriented Reading Environment
Mañá, Amelia; Vidal-Abarca, Eduardo; Salmerón, Ladislao
Metacognition and Learning, v12 n1 p113-130 Apr 2017
The goal of this study was to determine the effect of setting a delay between reading a text and answering comprehension questions on "when"-to-search and "what"-to-search decisions in a task-oriented reading environment. Fifty-five eighth-grade students were randomly divided into two groups. One group read one text, answered comprehension questions regarding the text with the text available, and subsequently repeated the procedure with a second text ("immediate condition"). The other group read both texts first and then answered, with the texts available, the questions for the first text and then for the second text ("delayed condition"). In both conditions, the readers' actions during the task were recorded. The results demonstrated that the students in the delayed condition made more search decisions. In addition, moderated mediation analyses indicated that setting a delay had a positive indirect effect on performance via increased searching only for the students with average and high comprehension skills. Moreover, decisions regarding what information to search for depended exclusively on comprehension skill. Instructional implications are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 8; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Elementary Education; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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