ERIC Number: ED041475
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Apr
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Structural Coherence in Verbal and Pictorial Displays.
Spangenberg, Ronald W.
Structural coherence (SC) and discriminability were the two variables in this study of information displays. Discriminability refers to the obvious differences between words and pictures; SC is the degree to which elements of a display appear as integrated. The study presented the items to be learned in verbal or pictorial form, with the degree of SC varied from minimal to moderate to overall. The results showed a significant superiority of pictorial displays over verbal displays in an initial learning task. Initial learning of displays showing overall SC provided significant improvement in learning a transfer task, as did initial learning of pictorial displays. Illustrative figures supplement the report. (JY)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Educational Research, Integrated Curriculum, Learning Theories, Pictorial Stimuli, Verbal Stimuli
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Note: Paper presented at Annual Meeting of The Department of Audio-Visual Instruction, National Education Association (Detroit, Michigan, April 27 - May 1, 1970)