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Better Microcomputer Manuals: A Research-Based Approach


Educational Technology Volume 25, Number 9, ISSN 0013-1962


Describes two studies designed to identify and validate principles of effective microcomputer manual design. In the first, instructional science students rated design principles of four computer manuals using a computer manual checklist; in the second, instructional effectiveness of these design principles was tested by comparing microcomputer performance of users of original and new manuals. (MBR)


Jensen, R.P. & Osguthorpe, R.T. (1985). Better Microcomputer Manuals: A Research-Based Approach. Educational Technology, 25(9), 42-47. Retrieved August 23, 2019 from .

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