Measurement of cognitive load in instructional research

Fred G.W.C. Paas, Jeroen J.G. van Merrienboer, Jos J. Adam

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    The results of two of our recent empirical studies were considered to assess the usefulness of subjective ratings and cardiovascular measures of mental effort in instructional research. Based on its reliability and sensitivity, the subjective rating-scale technique met the requirements to be useful in instructional research whereas the cardiovascular technique did not. It was concluded that the usefulness of both measurement techniques in instructional research needs to be investigated further.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)419-430
    Number of pages12
    JournalPerceptual and motor skills
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 1994


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