ERIC Number: ED241900
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Visual Interest in Picture-Text Combination. Period February 1, 1980-January 31, 1982, Final Report.
Undertaken as part of a larger study, the experiments described in this report examine various aspects of the relationship between pictures and text and of the methodology for examining that relationship. Each of the 11 experiments described in the report involved college students and deals with the effects of storyline and texture on the reading rates and ratings of short stories, the effects of picture/text balance on reading choice and ratings in picture/text combinations, and the effects of storyline and nonstoryline pictures on "batch copying" and eye movements and pictoral complexity. The report indicates that data are not yet completely analyzed from the experiments, but that so far they indicate that (1) students were able to make a distinction between storyline and texture, (2) the distinctions differed when made online and when made after reading an entire text, (3) differences in structural category had reliable consequences for reading rate and students' liking for or disliking of a story, and that (4) the batch copy method can be an important tool in the study of picture-text interaction and, possibly, for the assessment of picture-text combinations. (FL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY.