Originally published in 1985, the chapters in this volume collectively approach the phenomenon of questioning from many perspectives. There are studies on question comprehension, question answering, question asking and the influence of adjunct questions on text comprehension and memory. The chapters cover different theories, models, methods, and practical applications. Some contributors focus exclusively on adult subjects, whereas other examine cognitive development in children. The earlier chapters in the book have a "pure science" emphasis, whereas the later chapters have an "applied" emphasis. Of course, the distinction between science and application had, in the editors’ words, become "very fuzzy" in the years prior to publication.
Table of Contents
1. An Introduction to the Study of Questioning Arthur C. Graesser 2. Symbolic Procedures of Question Answering Arthur C. Graesser and Tamar Murachver 3. Answering Some Questions About a Model of Question Answering Tamar Murachver, Kelly E. Murray, Arthur C. Graesser 4. Mental Processes of Question Answering Murray Singer 5. Using Knowledge of Activities to Understand and Answer Questions James A. Galambos and John B. Black 6. Misleading Question Effects as Evidence for Integrated Question Understanding and Memory Search Scott P. Robertson, John B. Black, Wendy G. Lehnert 7. Question-Asking as a Component of Text Comprehension Gary M. Olson, Susan A. Duffy, Robert L. Mack 8. Questions of Facts and Questions of Inferences Susan Kemper, Robert Estill, Nelson Otalvaro, Margaret Schadler 9. Inferential Reasoning In and About Narrative Texts Susan R. Goldman 10. Questions and Children’s Cognitive Processing Michael Pressley and Donna Forrest-Pressley 11. Notes on the Efficacy of Questioning Don Nix 12. Classroom Questioning Strategies: Directions for Applied Research Thomas W. Bean 13. Data Base Querying by Computer Steven P. Shwartz and Wendy G. Lehnert. Author Index. Subject Index.