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ERIC Number: ED042057
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 244
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The Effect of Two Approaches to Visual Information Transmission on Student Informational Achievement and Pictorial Recognition.
Routh, Jerry Doyle
This study sought to ascertain the effect on student behavior of two approaches to visual information transmission. These approaches involved varying the sequence of messages transmitted through the visual communications channel and varying the redundancy of messages presented through this channel. The investigation was conducted as a four-group controlled experiment with data collected from 139 college students. Analysis was based on several tests using a confidence level of .05. Findings failed to reveal any significant differences among the mean test scores of the groups receiving information transmitted simultaneously between the pictorial and nonpictorial channels as opposed to the groups receiving information sequentially between the same channels. However, a significant difference was revealed among the scores of groups receiving information high in redundancy and those receiving information low in redundancy. A major conclusion of the study was that increasing the amount of redundancy between the pictorial and nonpictorial channels is an important factor in learning and retaining information. The Ed.D. dissertation was submitted to The University of Missouri. (Author/JS)
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