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Category:   E-InfoReq
Subject:   Does On-screen Reading Really Work?
From:   Roy Lipski
Email:   elsnet_(on)_infonic.com
Date received:   26 Aug 2004

Hi, Apologies if this is a little off topic (o: I'm currently researching the phenomenon of on-screen reading compared to off-screen. There are some basic questions which I am initially looking to answer. If anyone has any pointers to research concerning these I would be very very grateful. Many thanks and regards, Roy Lipski ====== The questions are: 1. Why do some people prefer to print documents out rather than read them on screen? 2. Are there particular documents that are more likely to be read on-screen cf being printed? 3. Are there any demographical differences (eg age, job title, nationality etc) between who prefers reading on-screen cf print? 4. Are there particular times or situations when people prefer on-screen or off-screen reading? 5. Are there particular tasks that people prefer on-screen reading cf off-screen for? 6. Are there particular formats that people prefer to read on-line vs off-line? 7. Are there any statistics regarding how much time people spend reading on-screen? 8. Are there any statistics concerning how many documents people don't finish reading because they could not find what they were looking for and / or how much time people spend looking for relevant content within documents? _______________________________________________ Elsnet-list mailing list Elsnet-list_(on)_mailman.elsnet.org http://mailman.elsnet.org/mailman/listinfo/elsnet-list

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