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Título : Inside document models : role of source attributes in readers’ integration of multiple text contents
Autor : Rouet, Jean-François 
Saux, Gastón 
Ros, Christine 
Stadtler, Marc 
Vibert, Nicolás 
Britt, Anne M. 
Fecha de publicación : 2020
Editorial : Taylor & Francis
Cita : Rouet, J.F. Inside document models : role of source attributes in readers’ integration of multiple text contents [en línea]. Postprint del artículo publicado en Discourse Processes. 2020. doi:10.1080/0163853X.2020.1750246 Disponible en:
Resumen : Abstract: Text comprehension involves the ability to understand how texts relate to the situation they describe and to each other (i.e., a Document model; Perfetti, Rouet, & Britt, 1999). Research into Document models has emphasized the role of information sources in structuring readers' mental models of situations. The present paper reviews research on source comprehension and examines new hypotheses regarding source encoding during text comprehension. Two experiments examined college students’ evaluation and recognition of two embedded sources as a function of the consistency of their statements (Experiments 1 and 2) and the demands of the reading task (Experiment 2). Sources were introduced either with a knowledge feature (e.g., how the source knew what they knew) or a control feature. Readers were more likely to select the knowledgeable source as more competent and to justify their selection by referring to the knowledge feature (Experiment 1). Experiment 2 found that readers’ preference for knowledgeable sources was stronger when the content statements were discrepant. Preference for knowledgeable sources was also stronger when the task focused on source knowledge, as compared to a control evaluation task or a baseline reading task. The source knowledge evaluation task distinctively enhanced participants' integration of the source designations with their respective statements, as compared to the control and baseline conditions. Results are discussed in light of current theories of single and multiple document comprehension.
ISSN : 0163-853X (impreso)
1532-6950 (online)
Disciplina: PSICOLOGIA
DOI: 10.1080/0163853X.2020.1750246
Derechos: Acceso abierto. 18 meses de embargo
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