The different effects of thinking aloud and writing on graph comprehension

@inproceedings{Ali2011TheDE,
  title={The different effects of thinking aloud and writing on graph comprehension},
  author={Nadia Ali and David Peebles},
  booktitle={CogSci},
  year={2011}
}
We report an experiment which seeks to determine how novice users’ conceptual understanding of graphs differs depending on the nature of the interaction with them. Undergraduate psychology students were asked to interpret three-variable “interaction” data in either bar or line graph form and were required to either think aloud while doing so or to produce written interpretations. Analysis of the verbal protocols and written interpretations showed that producing a written interpretation revealed… CONTINUE READING

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