ERIC Number: EJ674343
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2003
Reference Count: 0
How Does One Know Whether a Person Understands a Device? The Quality of the Questions the Person Asks When the Device Breaks Down.
Graesser, Arthur C.; Olde, Brent A.
Journal of Educational Psychology, v95 n3 p524-36 Sep 2003
Models of question asking predict that questions are asked when comprehenders experience cognitive disequilibrium, which is triggered by contradictions, anomalies, obstacles, salient contrasts, and uncertainty. Study results reveal that deep comprehenders did not ask more questions, but did generate a higher proportion of good questions about plausible faults that explained the breakdowns. (Contains 61 references, 3 tables, and 1 figure.) (GCP)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
IES Cited: ED498555