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ERIC Number: ED172797
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Mar
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
The Effects of Picture Type and Picture Location on Comprehension.
Brody, Philip J.; Legenza, Alice
Using mathemagenic-based research as a guide, this study attempted to determine whether the location of a picture (pre- or post-reading passage) or the type of picture (overview or specific incident) could affect reading comprehension. Ninety-two college students were randomly assigned to one of the cells in a two-by-two factorial design and required to read a text-like passage of approximately 1200 words. Results add support to the idea that pictorial attributes can serve mathemagenic functions. As with "inserted questions" research, this study found location to be a significant instructional variable, since pictures placed after a reading passage increased learning more than pictures placed before the reading passage. A list of references is provided. (Author/RAO)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Mathemagenics
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (New Orleans, Louisiana, March 1979); For related document, see IR 007 416