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The effects of multiple column online text on reading speed, reading comprehension, and satisfaction

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dc.contributor.advisor Chaparro, Barbara S. en_US
dc.contributor.author Baker, Ryan
dc.date.accessioned 2007-03-15T20:37:59Z
dc.date.available 2007-03-15T20:37:59Z
dc.date.copyright 2006
dc.date.copyright 2005
dc.date.issued 2005-05
dc.identifier.isbn 0542312514
dc.identifier.other 05022
dc.identifier.other AAT 3189236 ProQuest
dc.identifier.other d05022
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10057/500
dc.description "May 2005." en
dc.description Thesis (Ph.D.)--Wichita State University, Dept. of Psychology en
dc.description.abstract This study examined the effects of the number of columns and type of justification on reading speed, reading comprehension, and satisfaction for online text. Sixty-six participants read a single narrative passage of approximately 2200 words presented in one of six conditions: one, two, or three columns and full- or left-justification. Results from this study found that reading speeds for the two-column full-justified condition and one-column left-justified condition were fastest overall. Fast readers performed best under the two-column full-justified condition, and slow readers performed best under the one-column left-justified condition. No significant differences were found for overall satisfaction or comprehension. Further studies are needed to examine the importance of individual difference in reading ability on online reading performance. en
dc.format.extent x, 114 leaves: ill., digital, PDF file en
dc.format.extent 421835 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.rights Protected by original copyright en
dc.rights Copyright Ryan Baker, 2005. All rights reserved. en
dc.subject Reading en
dc.subject.lcsh Reading comprehension--Ability testing en
dc.title The effects of multiple column online text on reading speed, reading comprehension, and satisfaction en
dc.type Dissertation en

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