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Aleixo, Paul A. and Krystina Sumner. "Memory for biopsychology material presented in comic book format." Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics 8. (2017): 79–88. 
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Resource type: Journal Article
Language: en: English
Peer reviewed
DOI: 10.1080/21504857.2016.1219957
BibTeX citation key: Aleixo2017
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Categories: General
Keywords: Didactics, Empirical research, Memoria, Nonfiction, Sciences
Creators: Aleixo, Sumner
Collection: Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics
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This study investigated the influence of format of presentation on memory for undergraduate level biopsychology material. Ninety participants read either seven comic book pages explaining the rudiments of sleep, the same material presented in text-only format or seven pages where the original images were replaced with random incongruous images. Participants were tested on the material using ten multiple-choice questions. Results showed significantly higher memory scores in the comic condition compared with both the text-only and the incongruous comic condition. Furthermore, the text-only version showed significantly higher memory scores than the incongruous comic condition. It was concluded, that while there were some limitations to the study, the findings provided preliminary evidence to support the general idea of using comic books to create instructional materials. Results also provided some support for dual coding theory as a theoretical basis for the use of comics in educational contexts.
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