An experimental analysis of graphics detail parameters using critical graphic cues on procedural task performance for computer based training
Computerization of technical documentation enables training materials to be more readily accessible, portable and cost effective to store. Because technical data employs extensive computer graphics in hardware representation and schematics, these stimulus materials must be optimized. The objective of this effort was to determine the effects of differing levels of graphic detail on procedural task training outcomes. Experimental conditions -were three levels of graphic detail representing differing degrees of discriminability between targets and distractors: target only, critical ( cues only, and full level of detail. Sixty students from the Service School Command, Naval Training Center, Orlando, served as subjects for this experiment. Subjects reviewed computer-based instruction regarding the set-up procedure of an oscilloscope and performed the task learned on an actual oscilloscope. Results found both the full level of detail and the critical cues level of detail equally support procedural task performance in terms of total errors, showing redundancy of information rather than discriminability to be important.
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Turnage, Janet J.
Master of Science (M.S.)
College of Arts and Sciences
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Arts and Sciences -- Dissertations, Academic; Dissertations, Academic -- Arts and Sciences
Ricci, Katrina Edinger, "An experimental analysis of graphics detail parameters using critical graphic cues on procedural task performance for computer based training" (1989). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 4212.