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ERIC Number: ED408357
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Mar
Pages: 21
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Effects of Spatial Ability Levels and Presentation Platform on Performance of a Pictured Rotation Task.
Manrique, Fernando; And Others
This study investigated the effects of two levels of spatial ability--high spatial, low spatial--and two different presentation platforms--virtual reality, computer monitor--on performance of a pictured rotation task over two consecutive trials. Performance was measured by response time and accuracy. The 24 male and 8 female subjects (college freshmen in a Reserve Officer Training Course) were blocked by spatial ability and performed the pictured rotation task on both the virtual reality and the computer monitor platforms. The order of the presentation platforms was counterbalanced across subjects. Results indicate that subjects with high spatial ability responded significantly faster and were more accurate on the rotation task than those with low spatial ability. There was a significant difference in accuracy for the virtual reality platform over the computer monitor platform. Both spatial ability groups also had significant decreases in response times on the second trial. The findings relate directly to the design of instructional platforms as well as future studies on spatial ability differences. (Contains 1 illustration, 2 tables, 3 figures, and 10 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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