Background knowledge and the construction of a situational representation from a diagram

@article{Lowe1996BackgroundKA,
  title={Background knowledge and the construction of a situational representation from a diagram},
  author={Richard K. Lowe},
  journal={European Journal of Psychology of Education},
  year={1996},
  volume={11},
  pages={377-397}
}
  • Richard K. Lowe
  • Published 1996
  • Psychology
  • European Journal of Psychology of Education
  • Comprehension of a diagram requires viewers to construct from its graphic constituents a mental representation that captures the situational entities and relationships referred to by the diagram. However, this implies viewers possess appropriate background knowledge concerning the depicted situation. Meteorologists' and non-meteorologists' mental representations were investigated using a three-stage card sorting task during which subjects generated hierarchical groupings of the graphic elements… CONTINUE READING

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