ERIC Number: ED090961
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Pictorial Vs. Verbal Stimuli in Posttest Items. Speical Report No. 7319.
Lord, Harold C.
The purpose of this pilot study was to test the hypothesis that the mean number of correct responses to pictorial items (line drawings) would be significantly higher than the mean number of correct responses to verbal (printed word) items. The items tested were selected from the items included in a posttest administered to 33 first grade students after they viewed a short film entitled "The Three Little Pigs," Subjects, enrolled in special courses for the educable mentally handicapped, had IQ's of from 54 to 88. An ex post facto research design was used to evaluate data collected by the Computer Based Project in the evaluation of media for the handicapped. Analysis revealed that, contrary to the hypothesis, the mean score on word items was greater than the mean on pictorial items. Because of limitations of the study, it is suggested that the exercise was more of a learning situation than an opportunity to contribute useful and meaningful experimental evidence. (WDR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Media Services and Captioned Films Branch.
Authoring Institution: Syracuse City School District, NY.