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The effects of reading goals in hypertext reading

Protopsaltis, Aristidis and Bouki, Vassiliki (2006) The effects of reading goals in hypertext reading. In: Pierce, Rob and Stamey, John, (eds.) Proceedings of the 24th annual conference on Design of communication. ACM Press, New York, USA, pp. 29-34. ISBN 1595935231

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The present study examined the influence of different reading goals on reading in a hypertext environment. The study focused on text based electronic documents. The study was an independent samples design experiment with three different conditions. Ninety participants read the hypertext allocated into three different conditions and then, all answered the same set of questions. The results show that reading goals did not influence reading times, comprehension scores, and amount of visited links. The data also revealed two factors that influence hyperlink selection: coherence, and location.

Item Type:Book Section
Research Community:University of Westminster > Electronics and Computer Science, School of
ID Code:3586
Deposited On:28 Feb 2007
Last Modified:19 Oct 2009 13:03

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