Answer: “The purpose of this study was to discover whether basic writers revised more successfully with a word processor than with pen and paper.” P. 417.
“The results indicated that word processing does have a positive effect on the quality of revision in basic [college] writers.” P. 417.
One of the variables when revising with the word processor was the perspective of multiple typed copied.
Comment: The perspective of multiple typed copies appears to me to be a significant factor. RayS.
Title: “The Effect of Word Processing on the Quality of Basic [College] Writers’ Revision.” C McAllister and R Louth. Research in the Teaching of English (December 1988), 417-427.