Lost in narrative? The effect of informative narratives on text comprehension and metacomprehension accuracy
Publication date: April 2019Source: Learning and Instruction, Volume 60Author(s): Stefanie Golke, Romina Hagen, Jörg WittwerAbstractInformative narratives are enriched expository texts that provide to-be-learned conceptual information within a storyline with the aim to foster comprehension. However, research casts doubt on such a benefit for comprehension. Additionally, it is an open question how informative narratives impact metacomprehension accuracy. The results of two experiments (N1 = 63 and N2 = 70 university students) showed that informative narratives were less or not at all beneficial to text comprehension compared with expository texts. Moreover, informative narratives often led to more overestimation of comprehension in terms of predictions, postdictions, and response confidence than expository texts. This seemed to be particularly true, as Experiment 2 revealed, for readers with a lower need for cognition because they were more transported into the storyline of informative narratives. The findings suggest that informative narratives prime the activation of a narrative-specific reading goal and, thus, distract readers from learning and accurately monitoring the to-be-learned conceptual information.
In this study, after bioinformatics analysis and lncRNA identification, the expression of two lncRNAs including NONHSAT139215 and NONHSAT139219 was investigated among the blood samples of severe hemophilia A and healthy (non-hemophilia) subjects using the relative qRT-PCR technique. RESULTS: The melting curve analysis confirmed the specificity of primers. Also, the standard curve showed that the efficiency of reactions for β2-microglobulin (B2M), NONHSAT139215 and NONHSAT139219 was 1.91, 1.96 and 2.01, respectively. On the other hand, the statistical analysis using REST software indicated that the expression of NO...
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