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ERIC Number: ED307845
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Feb-3
Pages: 17
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Results of a Pilot Study of Text Density Preference Using the Paired Comparison Technique.
Schultz, Charles W.
The preferences of a group of 35 randomly selected undergraduate and graduate students for different text density on computer screens were examined in this study. The displays, which ranged from 53% to 22% density, were generated using the Apple IIe microcomputer. Students were shown a pair of screens of different densities and asked which screen they preferred. The data were analyzed using the paired comparison technique. Results showed that the students' first preference was the 31% density screen, with 26% second, 22% third, and 53% last. The empirical data seemed to support the idea that there is an optimum in screen density. The text is supplemented by seven tables and one figure, and 20 references are provided. (EW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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