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ERIC Number: ED381141
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Pages: 18
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Media Research with a Galvanic Skin Response Biosensor: Some Kids Work Up a Sweat!
Clariana, Roy B.
This study considers the galvanic skin response (GSR) of sixth-grade students (n=20) using print, video, and microcomputer segments. Subjects received all three media treatments, in randomized order. Data for analysis consisted of standardized test scores and GSR measures; a moderate positive relationship was shown between cumulative GSR and standardized test scores. The higher achieving students obtained higher GSR values. Patterns of arousal with each media were identified by analysis of variance with repeated measures; the patterns of response towards the print and microcomputer treatments were very similar, and both were dissimilar from the pattern of response for video. Video obtained the highest GSR response initially, and GSR response remained constant throughout the 21-minute data collection period. Print and microcomputer obtained relatively lower GSR responses initially, then matched the GSR response level of video after about 10 minutes, and continued to increase throughout the data collection period. Two tables provide simple correlations of GSR data for each media condition with standardized test scores, and an analysis of variance summary. Graphs show: (1) GSR averages during print, video, and microcomputer use; and (2) simple correlations of print, video, and microcomputer treatments with time. (Contains 24 references.) (Author/AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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