ERIC Number: ED036862
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Sep
Reference Count: 0
The Effect on Learning of the Color Coding of Pictorial Stimuli.
Isaacs, Dan Lee
The present study was designed to evaluate the effect of color coding on reducing the time required to reach a criterion in a paired associate learning task. This study consisted of two experiments using bones which were color coded. Data were collected on four dependent variables: (1) number of trials required to reach a criterion of two correct trials on non-color-coded stimuli; (2) number of correct responses on a paper and pencil test on which all eight bones which S had learned were pointed out at one time; (3) the number of correct responses made by S when he was shown pictures of the bones and asked to respond with the color name associated with it; and (4) the number of correct responses made by S when he was shown a color and asked to respond with the name of a bone associated with it. It was concluded from the results of the two experiments that color coding, even when instructions alerting S to the color are added, was not beneficial in reducing the number of trials required to learn the type of material presented in this study. (Author)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. Audio-Visual Center.