The Journal of Information and Systems in Education
Online ISSN : 2186-3679
Print ISSN : 1348-236X
ISSN-L : 1348-236X
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Comparative Experiments on Mouse-based and Typing-based Copy-and-Paste Methods
Hiroyuki MitsuharaMasami ShishiboriAkihiro Kashihara
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2018 Volume 17 Issue 1 Pages 17-26


Comparative experiments about two copy-and-paste methods, i.e., mouse-based and typing-based methods, were conducted to clarify the effects of the methods. The experiments were conducted for a period of five years with graduate students in the context of an investigative report writing assignment and they were focused on a recall test as the primary survey method. The experimental results demonstrated that the typing-based method imposes a burden on students and reduces report writing efficiency; however, it is more effective for information memorization than the mouse-based method.

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