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Reading Strategies in Hypertexts and Factors Influencing Hyperlink Selection
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, University of Westminster, United Kingdom

Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia Volume 17, Number 2, ISSN 1055-8896 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA

Abstract

This article reports on a study that examines the reading strategies and the factors that affect the hyperlink selection in a hypertext environment. The study focuses on text based hypertexts. The study used the think-aloud (TA) method to examine readers' strategies and the factors that infl uence the selection of hypertext links. The results show that participants used four strategies: serial, serial overview, mixed, and mixed overview. The data also revealed three factors that infl uenced hyperlink selection: coherence, personal interest, and location. Interestingly, the fi ndings showed no signifi cant differences between different reading goals and the use of strategies.

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Protopsaltis, A. (2008). Reading Strategies in Hypertexts and Factors Influencing Hyperlink Selection. Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 17(2), 191-213. Waynesville, NC USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved April 19, 2019 from .

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