ERIC Number: ED059620
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Effects of Varying Pictorial Detail and Presentation Strategy on Concept Formation.
Gorman, Don A.
The purpose of this study is to determine the effects of varying pictorial detail and presentation strategy on learners of varying grade levels in a visually transmitted concept formation task. Specifically, line drawings containing only relevant details and halftones containing relevant and irrelevant detail were presented successively and simultaneously to three separate populations of fifth grade, ninth grade, and fifteenth grade subjects. A randomized posttest only control group experimental design was employed in a school related concept formation task. A lack of practical differences in performance was found. The resulting similar effects across grade level suggest that a common line drawing-halftone format and presentation strategy can be used over a wide variety of student population, thus eliminating the expense of preparing separate visual materials for each grade level. (Author/JK)
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Authoring Institution: Florida Atlantic Univ., Boca Raton.
Note: Paper presented at the Association for Educational Communications and Technology Annual Conference (Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 16-21, 1972)