[Influence of the recording interval and a graphic organizer on the writing process/product and on other psychological variables]

Psicothema. 2007 May;19(2):198-205.
[Article in Spanish]


An experimental study of the influence of the recording interval and a graphic organizer on the processes of writing composition and on the final product is presented. We studied 326 participants, age 10 to 16 years old, by means of a nested design. Two groups were compared: one group was aided in the writing process with a graphic organizer and the other was not. Each group was subdivided into two further groups: one with a mean recording interval of 45 seconds and the other with approximately 90 seconds recording interval in a writing log. The results showed that the group aided by a graphic organizer obtained better results both in processes and writing product, and that the groups assessed with an average interval of 45 seconds obtained worse results. Implications for educational practice are discussed, and limitations and future perspectives are commented on.

Publication types

  • English Abstract
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Child
  • Computer Graphics / instrumentation*
  • Computer Graphics / statistics & numerical data*
  • Confidence Intervals
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Psychology / methods*
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Verbal Behavior*
  • Writing*