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

  title={The effects of multiple column online text on reading speed, reading comprehension, and satisfaction},
  author={Ryanne Baker},
This study examined the effects of the number of columns and type of justification on reading speed, reading comprehension, and satisfaction for online text. [...] Key Result 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.Expand
How many words do we read per minute? A review and meta-analysis of reading rate
Abstract Based on the analysis of 190 studies (18,573 participants), we estimate that the average silent reading rate for adults in English is 238 words per minute (wpm) for non-fiction and 260 wpmExpand
How reading in single- and multiple-column types influence our cognitive load: an EEG study
The results showed a significant difference in students’ cognitive load when reading text from different types of columns, and all students exerted less processing efforts when text was presented in two-column format, thus experiencing less cognitive load. Expand
Effects of Typographical Factors in Online Reading
The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of typographical factors in online reading. A descriptive survey with structured questionnaires was conducted to collect data from aExpand
Assessing Typographic Knowledge Using Timed Tests
  • S. Ishizaki
  • Computer Science
  • IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication
  • 2011
A project is presented that examines timed tests as a means of measuring a student's ability to solve design problems and suggests that timed tests can be a viable complement to the project-oriented assessment approach suggested by prior studies. Expand


The Effects of Line Length on Children and Adults' Perceived and Actual Online Reading Performance
This study examined reading time, reading efficiency, perceived reading efficiency, and preference for three online-text length conditions, narrow, medium, and full, for both adults and children. NoExpand
Effects of screen presentation on text reading and revising
Greater facilitative effects of the page-by-page presentation were observed in both tasks, and participants' reading task performance indicated that they built a better mental representation of the text as a whole and were better at locating relevant information and remembering the main ideas. Expand
The effect of line length and passage type on reading speed, comprehension, and user satisfaction
Recently, Dyson and Haselgrove used a more comprehensive set of questions that required the reader to use higher order thinking, to remember order of items (structure), to recall main ideas, to recall incidental facts from the passage, and to indicate if a line was in the passage or not. Expand
The legibility of screen formats: are three columns better than one?
An experiment that tested the ease of reading specific formats that could be used for on-line publications, such as magazines, showed that paging is faster than scrolling and a single wide column is read faster than three columns. Expand
The influence of reading speed and line length on the effectiveness of reading from screen
A reduction in overall comprehension is found when reading fast, but the type of information recalled was not dependent on speed and a medium line length appears to support effective reading at normal and fast speeds. Expand
A theory of reading: from eye fixations to comprehension.
A model of reading comprehension that accounts for the allocation of eye fixations of college students reading scientific passages is presented, embedded in a theoretical framework capable of accommodating the flexibility of reading. Expand
Right is Wrong: an examination of the effect of right justification on reading
Previous attempts to examine the effects of different types of text format on reading have focused on the improvement of reading. The present study investigated the effect of using a text format thatExpand
Reading speed and text production A note on right-justification techniques
Measurements of reading time showed that the variable-spacing right-justification technique improved reading speed in relation both to the text with an unjustified right margin and to theText with the right- justified margin produced by blank insertion. Expand
Even versus uneven right-hand margins and the rate of comprehension in reading.
Comparison was made between the rate of comprehension when reading material presented with justified right-hand margins with that when reading the same material printed with ragged margins (unjustified), finding that for the poorer readers the justified style resulted in a significantly worse performance. Expand
The influence of screen size and text layout on the study of text
The results indicate that neither screen size nor text layout has a significant influence on the required cognitive effort or on the amount of information acquired and it is suggested that more efficient integration processes in constructing the semantic representation are responsible for this reduction in learning time. Expand