Exploring the boundary conditions of the redundancy principle

Matthew T. McCrudden, Carolyn J. Hushman, Scott Marley

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Abstract

This experiment investigated whether study of a scientific text and a visual display that contained redundant text segments would affect memory and transfer. The authors randomly assigned 42 students from a university in the southwestern United States in equal numbers to 1 of 2 conditions: (a) a redundant condition, in which participants studied a scientific text that described plate tectonics and a corresponding visual display that contained redundant segments from the text; or (b) a nonredundant condition, in which participants studied the scientific text and a corresponding visual display that lacked the redundant text segments. Embedding redundant text segments within the visual display enhanced performance on 3 measures of memory but not on a measure of transfer. The authors discuss the theoretical and practical implications using the cognitive theory of multimedia learning.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)537-554
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Experimental Education
Volume82
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2 2014
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • multimedia learning
  • reading
  • redundancy
  • spatial contiguity
  • split-attention
  • visual display

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  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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Exploring the boundary conditions of the redundancy principle. / McCrudden, Matthew T.; Hushman, Carolyn J.; Marley, Scott.

In: Journal of Experimental Education, Vol. 82, No. 4, 02.10.2014, p. 537-554.

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McCrudden, Matthew T. ; Hushman, Carolyn J. ; Marley, Scott. / Exploring the boundary conditions of the redundancy principle. In: Journal of Experimental Education. 2014 ; Vol. 82, No. 4. pp. 537-554.
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