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ERIC Number: ED110317
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 962
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The Effects of Certain Personal and Situational Variables on the Acquisition Sequence of Graphical Interpretation Skills. Vols. 1, 2, and 3.
Linke, Russell Dean
This thesis investigated the effects of certain personal and situational variables on the acquisition sequence of graphical interpretational skills. A comprehensive learning hierarchy of basic graphical interpretational skills was prepared according to the method of task analysis proposed by Gagne, and was subjected to a series of empirical validation studies. These studies involved the preparation of a comprehensive instructional programme, with appropriate questions inserted after each interpretative skill; the same hierarchical network of graphical interpretation skills was substantiated in each of the validation studies. Subsequent studies with interstate and overseas students were used to test the possible effects of differences in curricular and cultural background, age and nominal academic level. Each of these studies produced similar validation results. The author concludes that the acquisition sequence of graphical interpretational skills may be largely independent of the specified personal and situational characteristics examined in this research. An extensive analysis was also made of possible subdivisional skills within each of the basic intellectual abilities. In addition, this analysis involved the development of a new statistical test for the difference between two dichotomous skills. (Author/MLH)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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