ERIC Number: EJ405055
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1989
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Signaling Effects: A Review of the Research--Part 1.
Spyridakis, Jan H.
Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, v19 n3 p227-40 1989
Reviews previous research on the effects of signals (structural cues that announce or emphasize content or reveal content relationships) on readers' comprehension of expository prose. Concludes that inconsistent results are due to inadequate methodologies that fail to control for confounding variables, such as text length and difficulty, topic familiarity, and timing of comprehension tests. (KEH)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses
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