Summary Assignment Week 2.docx
Summary Assignment Week 2.docx PRG211
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Summary Assignment Summary Assignment English 135 Professor Wright DeVry University Summary Assignment Source Summary Prewriting Theme Technology Topic Texting and Driving Title A metaanalytic comparison of the effects of text messaging to substanceinduced Impairment on driving performance The title tells me that the authors think that textmessaging may have the same effect on driving performance that substance intake does Intended audience I think that the intended audience would consist of policymakers who would have the authority to regulate texting and driving as well as the general public which consists of the teens and adults who usually text and drive Writer background The authors do not have a background on public health but they are experts in the field of communication which covers texting In particular one author is a doctoral student another is an assistant professor and the third one is a professor Writer s angle The authors claim that texting while driving has the same effect as drunk driving or taking drugs while driving However others may argue that texting in itself does not have the same effect on one s body and physical and mental capabilities that alcohol and other substances do Summary Assignment 3 Part 1 According to the findings of PascualFerra Liu and Beatty 2012 texting has the same effects on one s driving performance as alcohol and drug use Part 2 A metaanalysis conducted by PascualFerra Liu and Beatty 2012 showed that texting had comparable effects on one s driving performance as drinking alcohol or smoking marijuana This study was prompted by the high rate of accidents that occur every year due to cell phone use and texting while driving In this regard the authors conducted a metaanalysis of eighty research articles about the effects of texting alcohol intake and marijuana use on one s driving performance Through the use of quantitative analysis it was found that texting had very similar effects on driving as alcohol intake and that it had even worse effects on driving than marijuana use The findings implied that texting while driving was a risk to public safety and that it denoted a misuse of the cellphone technology Part 3 In the article A metaanalytic comparison of the e ects of text messaging to substance induced impairment on driving performance the authors PascualFerra Liu and Beatty 2012 Summary Assignment 4 described the findings of a metaanalysis where they compared the effects of texting alcohol use and marijuana use on a drivers performance The results showed that texting had very similar effects on driving as drinking and using marijuana For the study the researchers analyzed eighty articles that investigated the effects of texting drinking and marijuana intake on driving The results were coded and the experimental effects were transformed into correlation coefficients The findings showed that the effects of texting on driving were very similar to the effects of drinking on driving and even worse than the effects of marijuana use on driving The findings also suggested that the more that drivers texted and drove the worse their driving performance and behavior became These findings suggested that texting while driving was a hazard to public safety and that using the cellphone while driving was a misuse of the technology Par 4 I agree with the findings of PascualFerra Liu and Beatty 2012 because even I get distracted when I do things such as texting while watching TV or texting while talking to a friend where I find it difficult to focus or pay attention to both activities at the same time We also often hear about accidents and deaths that result from texting and driving which is enough proof of its hazards Although texting per se does not have adverse effects on our health or our physical and mental capabilities in the same way that alcohol does it can still divert one39s attention from such that it can effect a person s driving performance Summary Assignment 5 References PascualFerra P Liu Y amp Beatty M J 2012 A metaanalytic comparison of the effects of text messaging to substanceinduced impairment on driving performance Communication Research Reports 293 227 238 doi101080088240962012696079
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