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Impact of Screen Reading on Passage Comprehension

Title: The Impact of Screen Reading on Passage Comprehension.
Name(s): Clark, Jacourie, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: serial
Date Issued: 2015
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: In today's technologically driven society, an increasing amount of everyday literature is presented in electronic formats. People at all levels of socioeconomic status are reading more from phones, tablets, and computer screens on a daily basis than they are from traditional print formats such as books and magazines. Our study sought to identify possible cognitive differences between reading text presented from either paper or electronic formats. We did this specifically by evaluating participant scores on reading comprehension tests based on passages which were edited to be at the same reading grade level. The passages were given in three formats; one paper, one PDF, and one computer software that mimics the mechanics of reading a book (page turning, highlighting text, etc.). We started off by giving each participant two standardized tests on comprehension and problem solving to control for individual differences. We then administered the three passages in a randomized order and format. Based on our preliminary literature review and the data we have collected so far, our tentative result is that reading comprehension scores will be higher for the paper format and then be followed by the flipbook software and PDF formats respectively.
Identifier: FSU_migr_undergradsymposium2015-0005 (IID)
Keywords: cognition, electronic formats, screens, psychology, reading
Subject(s): Psychology
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Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: Undergraduate Research Symposium 2015.

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Clark, J. (2015). The Impact of Screen Reading on Passage Comprehension. Retrieved from