ERIC Number: EJ463801
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1993
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Television Viewing versus Reading: Mental Effort, Retention, and Inferential Learning.
Beentjes, Johannes W. J.; van der Voort, Tom H. A.
Communication Education, v42 n3 p191-205 Jul 1993
Compares children's learning from structurally equivalent television and print versions of two stories. Finds that children invested more mental effort in reading than watching television, but the reverse was found using reaction time as a measure; inferential learning does not go better with print at all times; and television and print are not retained equally well. (SR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
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