Effect of hypertext highlighting on browsing, reading, and navigational performance

Liang Yi Li*, Shu Ting Tseng, Gwo Dong Chen

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研究成果: 雜誌貢獻期刊論文同行評審

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摘要

Reading hypertext documents is more difficult than reading traditional linear text. Text highlighting plays the role of encoding for reading comprehension and may play the roles of contextual cues and landmarks for hypertext navigation. The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of text highlight and organizing highlighted text into a hierarchical structure on browsing, reading, and navigation performance in a network hypertext system. A randomized experiment was conducted. Ninety participants were randomly assigned to three conditions: a reading system with text highlighting, with text highlighting and organizing highlighted text, and without any aids. Dependent variables included browsing performance: time spent and the length of navigational path for reading; reading performance: recall and inference scores, navigational performance: scores of landmark and route knowledge and time spent and the length of navigational path for completing nine navigational tasks. The results showed that text highlight did not improve reading and navigational performance. By contrast, organizing highlighted text yielded significantly worst performance in reading and navigation. According to the results, we propose several suggestions for the design of reading instruction and digital highlighters.

原文英語
頁(從 - 到)318-325
頁數8
期刊Computers in Human Behavior
54
DOIs
出版狀態已發佈 - 2016 1月 29
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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 藝術與人文(雜項)
  • 人機介面
  • 一般心理學

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