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ERIC Number: EJ781259
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 23
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 36
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0741-0883
Advance Organizers in Advisory Reports: Selective Reading, Recall, and Perception
Lagerwerf, Luuk; Cornelis, Louise; de Geus, Johannes; Jansen, Phidias
Written Communication, v25 n1 p53-75 2008
According to research in educational psychology, advance organizers lead to better learning and recall of information. In this research, the authors explored advance organizers from a business perspective, where larger documents are read under time pressure. Graphic and verbal advance organizers were manipulated into six versions of an advisory report, read by 159 experienced professional readers in a between-subjects design. Their reading time was limited to encourage selective reading. The results show that graphic advance organizers facilitate selective reading, but they do not enhance recall. Verbal advance organizers introducing a problem enhance recall, and graphic advance organizers moderate the effects on both selective reading and recall. (Contains 6 figures and 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A