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The Pen Is Mightier Than the Keyboard

Overview of attention for article published in Psychological Science, April 2014
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#1 of 4,087)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (98th percentile)

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Title
The Pen Is Mightier Than the Keyboard
Published in
Psychological Science, April 2014
DOI 10.1177/0956797614524581
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Authors

Pam A. Mueller, Daniel M. Oppenheimer

Abstract

Taking notes on laptops rather than in longhand is increasingly common. Many researchers have suggested that laptop note taking is less effective than longhand note taking for learning. Prior studies have primarily focused on students' capacity for multitasking and distraction when using laptops. The present research suggests that even when laptops are used solely to take notes, they may still be impairing learning because their use results in shallower processing. In three studies, we found that students who took notes on laptops performed worse on conceptual questions than students who took notes longhand. We show that whereas taking more notes can be beneficial, laptop note takers' tendency to transcribe lectures verbatim rather than processing information and reframing it in their own words is detrimental to learning.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 64 3%
United Kingdom 24 1%
Canada 9 <1%
Germany 8 <1%
Brazil 7 <1%
Australia 6 <1%
Spain 5 <1%
Japan 4 <1%
France 4 <1%
Other 41 2%
Unknown 1983 92%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 347 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 339 16%
Student > Master 265 12%
Researcher 223 10%
Professor > Associate Professor 144 7%
Other 599 28%
Unknown 238 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 560 26%
Social Sciences 338 16%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 130 6%
Computer Science 128 6%
Medicine and Dentistry 90 4%
Other 598 28%
Unknown 311 14%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3987. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 17 May 2022.
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#978
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Outputs from Psychological Science
#1
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Outputs of similar age
#2
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Outputs of similar age from Psychological Science
#1
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