Accession Number:

ADA089223

Title:

How Do Young Adults Read Directions with and without Pictures?

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. 1 Mar-31 Aug 80,

Corporate Author:

NEW YORK STATE COLL OF AGRICULTURE AND LIFE SCIENCES ITHACA DEPT OF EDUCATION

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1980-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

39.0

Abstract:

This research is designed to explore the manner in which people read and use procedural information directions presented to them in text and illustrations. University undergraduates read directions for the assembly of a model loading cart, assembling the model as they read. The use of illustrations with text was found to produce significantly more accurate performance of the task. Results also suggest that specific types of information are presented more effectively in texts or in illustrations. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE