Published on in Vol 14, No 2 (2012): Mar-Apr

The Role of User Control in Adherence to and Knowledge Gained from a Website: Randomized Comparison Between a Tunneled Version and a Freedom-of-Choice Version

The Role of User Control in Adherence to and Knowledge Gained from a Website: Randomized Comparison Between a Tunneled Version and a Freedom-of-Choice Version

The Role of User Control in Adherence to and Knowledge Gained from a Website: Randomized Comparison Between a Tunneled Version and a Freedom-of-Choice Version

Authors of this article:

Rik Crutzen1 Author Orcid Image ;   Dianne Cyr2 ;   Nanne K. de Vries1


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