Effects of Declarative Information in Instructions for Use.

Joyce Karreman, M.F. Steehouder

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Abstract

Adding declarative information to the essential procedural information in instructions for use might have different effects. Previous research examined the effect of declarative information on the ability to work with the system that is described in the instructions. However, the results of the various experiments were not conclusive. Moreover, other possible effects of declarative information were never investigated before. In the present experiment, the effects of two different types of declarative information on task performance, on cognitive load and on self-efficacy were examined. The results demonstrated that the two types of declarative information negatively affected cognitive load and self-efficacy ratings. The effects on task performance were positive, but moderate.
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Title of host publicationIPCC 2003: The shape of knowledge
EditorsS. Steward, P. Dombrowski
PublisherIEEE
Pages29-33
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)0-7803-7949-7
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StatePublished - 2003
EventIEEE International Professional Communication Conference, IPCC 2003 - Orlando, United States

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ConferenceIEEE International Professional Communication Conference, IPCC 2003
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando
Period21/09/0324/09/03

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  • METIS-212836

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Karreman, J., & Steehouder, M. F. (2003). Effects of Declarative Information in Instructions for Use. In S. Steward, & P. Dombrowski (Eds.), IPCC 2003: The shape of knowledge (pp. 29-33). IEEE. DOI: 10.1109/IPCC.2003.1245463

Karreman, Joyce; Steehouder, M.F. / Effects of Declarative Information in Instructions for Use.

IPCC 2003: The shape of knowledge. ed. / S. Steward; P. Dombrowski. IEEE, 2003. p. 29-33.

Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewConference contribution

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Karreman, J & Steehouder, MF 2003, Effects of Declarative Information in Instructions for Use. in S Steward & P Dombrowski (eds), IPCC 2003: The shape of knowledge. IEEE, pp. 29-33, IEEE International Professional Communication Conference, IPCC 2003, Orlando, United States, 21-24 September. DOI: 10.1109/IPCC.2003.1245463

Effects of Declarative Information in Instructions for Use. / Karreman, Joyce; Steehouder, M.F.

IPCC 2003: The shape of knowledge. ed. / S. Steward; P. Dombrowski. IEEE, 2003. p. 29-33.

Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewConference contribution

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Karreman J, Steehouder MF. Effects of Declarative Information in Instructions for Use. In Steward S, Dombrowski P, editors, IPCC 2003: The shape of knowledge. IEEE. 2003. p. 29-33. Available from, DOI: 10.1109/IPCC.2003.1245463