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ERIC Number: ED227837
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Pages: 32
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The Effect of Presentation Mode on Visual Discrimination by Visual and Haptic College Students.
Hutchinson, Beck McLaughlin
The relationship between the perceptual type of adult learners--i.e., visual or haptic--and their performance upon a visual discrimination task was studied to determine if the use of multi-image representations could improve the performance of adults of different perceptual types upon selected visual tasks. Subjects were 135 volunteers from College of Education courses at the University of Central Florida, ranging in age from 18-52. Lowenfeld's Table Segment of the Test of Subjective Impressions was administered to identify students as haptic, visual, or indefinite in cognitive style, and the Successive Perception Test I (United States Army Corps, 1944) was administered to test ability to synthesize parts into a whole. Perceptual type was determined by a combination of scores from the two tests. The screening process, however, did not produce a characteristic spread of perceptual types. Because of an unexpectedly small distribution of visuals (31%) and haptics (5%) in the sample population, there were not enough haptic subjects to assign randomly to each research design cell. Quantitative data were not obtained to permit statistical tests of significance for the hypotheses. An extensive literature review and a 42-item bibliography are included. (LMM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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