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Coll, Joan H.; Lega, Leonor – 1981
Conceptual level is a personal characteristic that describes persons on a developmental hierarchy of increasing conceptual complexity, self-responsibility, and independence. The relationship between gender and conceptual level was explored in a group of 70 male and 63 female college students. The This I Believe Test (TIB) was administered to…
Descriptors: Abstract Reasoning, Attribution Theory, Beliefs, Cognitive Development
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Coll, Joan H.; Coll, Richard – Information Processing and Management, 1993
Describes and organizes the variables affecting display presentation format (i.e., tables and graphs) in information systems into a classification scheme and creates a framework for research in this area. Two-factor studies are discussed; research recommendations are presented; and Cognitive Match Interface Design is explained. (Contains 31…
Descriptors: Classification, Display Aids, Graphs, Information Systems
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Coll, Joan H.; And Others – Journal of the American Society for Information Science, 1993
Discussion of the design of computer menus focuses on two experiments that examined task time across several orderings of menu lists. Findings are described that demonstrated that good physical layout in screen design is not sufficient without good conceptual layout. The size of menu lists for maximizing efficiency is considered. (Contains 17…
Descriptors: Analysis of Variance, Computer Assisted Instruction, Design Requirements, Efficiency
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Houtz, John C.; Coll, Joan H. – Educational Research Quarterly, 1979
Undergraduates were instructed to generate ideas for a divergent thinking task--ideas which would or would not be likely to be generated by others. When locus of control (LOC) was compatible with the instructions, more ideas were generated. Self-ratings of creativity were not affected by instructions or LOC. (Author/GDC)
Descriptors: Aptitude Treatment Interaction, Creativity, Divergent Thinking, Higher Education