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ERIC Number: ED363298
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Pages: 8
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The Effects of a Color Code Used in Graphics on the Recall of Verbal Material.
Pruisner, Peggy A. P.
The role of color used in graphics in facilitating recall of verbal material was studied in a follow-up to previous research on the use of a color code in graphics presentations. An analysis of variance for repeated measures was used to test the hypothesis that significant interactions and differences would occur. Independent variables manipulated were the type of graphic presentation, the type of graphic assessment, and the time of testing. The two presentation and assessment types were systematically color-coded and black and white, and the times of testing were immediate and a 2-week delay. The dependent variable, recall/retention, was measured by achievement in remembering. Subjects were 215 seventh graders from a junior high school in the Midwest, each randomly assigned to one of four treatment groups. The sample was adjusted to include 30 students each from 9 homerooms. The major finding was that the important factor in enhancing performance appears to be the presence of a systematic color code in graphic presentation. The combination of color presentation and color assessment produced the best performance. Implications for future research are discussed. Four tables present study data. (Contains 11 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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