How text boxes affect reader comprehension : an honors thesis (HONRS 499)

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dc.contributor.advisor Ritchey, Kristin A. en_US Anderson, Valerie L. en_US 2011-06-06T18:23:49Z 2011-06-06T18:23:49Z 2004 en_US 2004
dc.identifier.other A-290 en_US
dc.description.abstract This study examined how text boxes affect participant understanding of text. A text box is operationally defined as a portion of text outlined by a box and thus separated from the body of the text. Participants read texts that contained a topic discussed in a text box and/or integrated in with the body of the text. Results indicated a significant effect of order in which participants received the texts, but not a significant effect of text box presence. This suggests that text boxes are not an effective organizational text signal.
dc.description.sponsorship Honors College
dc.format.extent 41 leaves ; 30 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Psychology. en_US
dc.title How text boxes affect reader comprehension : an honors thesis (HONRS 499) en_US
dc.type Undergraduate senior honors thesis Thesis (B.?)
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    Honors theses submitted to the Honors College by Ball State University undergraduate students in partial fulfillment of degree requirements.

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