When Higher Bars Are Not Larger Quantities: On Individual Differences in the Use of Spatial Information in Graph Comprehension

By Yasmina Okana, Rocio Garcia-Retamero, Mirta Galesic & Edward T. Cokely

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Publication:
Taylor & Francis; 2012
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Article
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Spatial Cognition & Computation: An Interdisciplinary Journal
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Volume
12
Issue
2
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Educational Research
Yes
Description:

Graphical displays use spatial relations to convey meaning, facilitating the communication of quantitative information. However, information conveyed by spatial features can conflict with that conveyed by features linked to arbitrary conventions (e.g., ax