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ERIC Number: EJ814252
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Pages: 38
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
ISSN: ISSN-0270-2711
The Effects of Questioning on Text Processing
Gunn, T. M.
Reading Psychology, v29 n5 p405-442 Sep 2008
This study investigated whether structured or unstructured questioning strategies, combined with two levels of domain knowledge and text coherence, significantly affect text memory and text learning. Results of this study suggest that high domain knowledge and structured questioning strategies are the most reliable predictors of text memory and text learning. Several main effects favoring high domain knowledge arose on text memory and, to a lesser extent, text learning measures. Significant results involving structured questioning techniques (i.e., signal words and generic question stems) were detected primarily through interaction effects and one main effect. While not always significantly superior, generic question stem participants outperformed their signal word and unguided questioning counterparts on the majority of text memory and text learning variables. (Contains 4 tables and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 5
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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