ERIC Number: ED236665
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Test of Picture-Text Amalgams in Procedural Texts.
Stone, David Edey
Designed to assess how people read and comprehend information presented in picture-text amalgams in procedural texts, this instrument presents various combinations of text information and illustrative information on slides. Subjects are assigned to one of four conditions and directed to follow the instructions presented on the slides. Videotapes are used to determine (1) whether the reader was looking at a slide of text, at an illustration, or at model parts; (2) how long the reader's eyes were in each of these three positions; (3) how often the reader looked at each of these three positions; and (4) the sequence in which the reader looked at them. (This document is one of those reviewed in The Research Instruments Project (TRIP) monograph "Measures for Research and Evaluation in the English Language Arts, Volume 2," published by the Committee on Research of the National Council of Teachers of English in cooperation with the ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills. The TRIP review, included here as an introduction to the instrument, describes the instrument's category (reading), title, author, date, age range (postsecondary), purpose, and physical characteristics.) (JL)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Researchers
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Direction Following; The Research Instruments Project
Note: From author's Ph.D. dissertation, Cornell University. For related documents, see CS 207 904-945.