Memory and comprehension of narrative versus expository texts: A meta-analysis (NOT behind a paywall) is a new study reinforcing many previous ones – that people remember more information when told in the context of stories.
As the authors point out:
This finding has implications for any domain in which acquiring and retaining information is important.
For a detailed description of how earlier studies have had the same result, and what it might mean for the classroom, see The Power Of Stories.
I’m adding this info to The Best Digital Storytelling Resources. You can find a number of links near the bottom of that post about this kind of research. I also just revised an updated that entire list.