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Reading and skimming from computer screens and books: The paperless office revisited?

Muter, Paul and Maurutto, Paula (1991) Reading and skimming from computer screens and books: The paperless office revisited? [Journal (Paginated)]

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Past research has demonstrated that reading efficiency is lower from standard computer displays of the 1980s than from paper. In the present experiments, subjects read or skimmed stories, sometimes from a high-quality CRT (cathode ray tube) and sometimes from a book. Skimming was 41% slower from the CRTs than from the book. Possible reasons for this finding are discussed. Reading speed and comprehension were equivalent for the high-quality CRTs and the book. The paperless office may be imminent after all.

Item Type:Journal (Paginated)
Subjects:Psychology > Applied Cognitive Psychology
Psychology > Cognitive Psychology
ID Code:754
Deposited By:Muter, Prof. Paul
Deposited On:02 Nov 1998
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:54

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