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Can students really multitask? An experimental study of instant messaging while reading
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Journal Article
Computers & Education 54 (4) pg 927-931
Objective: To examine the effects of instant messaging (IM) while reading. Design: Experimental study where students read an academic paper while receiving simulated instant messages. Subjects and Setting: 89 college students, 46 men and 43 women, ages 17–46 (M=20.17 years). Intervention(s): N/A.Outcome Measures: Time spent readcontinued
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Adolescence (13-17 yrs), Adulthood (18 yrs & older), Middle Age (40-64 yrs), Thirties (30-39 yrs), Young Adulthood (18-29 yrs)
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Experimental Study
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