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Publication: W. Gaissmaier et al. [2012]: Numbers Can Be Worth a Thousand Pictures: Individual Differences in Understanding Graphical and Numerical Representations of Health-Related Information doi:10.1037/a0024850

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Title Numbers Can Be Worth a Thousand Pictures: Individual Differences in Understanding Graphical and Numerical Representations of Health-Related Information
Authors
  1. Gaissmaier, Wolfgang
  2. Wegwarth, Odette
  3. Skopec, David
  4. Müller, Ann-Sophie
  5. Broschinski, Sebastian
  6. Politi, Mary C.
Year 2012
DOI 10.1037/a0024850
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@article{Gaissmaier2012,
 title = {Numbers Can Be Worth a Thousand Pictures: Individual Differences in Understanding Graphical and Numerical Representations of Health-Related Information},
 author = {Gaissmaier, Wolfgang and Wegwarth, Odette and Skopec, David and M{\"u}ller, Ann-Sophie and Broschinski, Sebastian and Politi, Mary C.},
 year = {2012},
 doi = {10.1037/a0024850},
 journal = {Health Psychology},
 number = {3},
 pages = {286--296},
 volume = {31}
}

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Symbols are iconic (=) Neutral Basically all of the publication pp. 291--292 «In other words, people with high graph literacy generally achieved higher gist and verbatim knowledge scores with graphics than with numbers, independent of the actual level of iconicity of the graphics.» Streeb, Dirk: March 1, 2018
Visual entities are not completely abstract (+-) Ambivalent Streeb, Dirk: Jan. 25, 2018
Visualizations are aesthetic (+) Positive Streeb, Dirk: Jan. 25, 2018
Visualizations enable application of visuospatial skills to abstract domains (+-) Ambivalent Streeb, Dirk: Jan. 25, 2018
Visualizations enable expertise building / implicit learning (+-) Ambivalent Streeb, Dirk: Jan. 25, 2018
Visualizations make data accessible (+-) Ambivalent Streeb, Dirk: Jan. 25, 2018
Visualizations require experience and domain context (-) Negative Streeb, Dirk: Jan. 25, 2018
Visualizations re-represent structures (+) Positive Streeb, Dirk: Jan. 25, 2018
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Streeb, Dirk March 1, 2018 June 6, 2018 1 0 3 Somehow missed iconicity in the spreadsheet.
Streeb, Dirk Jan. 25, 2018 June 6, 2018 7 0 1 From spreadsheet
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