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Performance Benefits of Spatially Distributed Versus Stacked Information on Integration Tasks

Jang, J and Schunn, CD (2012) Performance Benefits of Spatially Distributed Versus Stacked Information on Integration Tasks. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 26 (2). 207 - 214. ISSN 0888-4080

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Understanding the best way to present information has been an issue of interest to many researchers. Regardless of the content of the information, purely physical elements such as spatial organization may also influence performance. Across two studies with 111 undergraduates (78 in Study 1 and 33 in Study 2), we compared spatially distributed (i.e. when information sources are presented side-by-side) against stacked displays (i.e. when information sources are sitting on top of one another with only the top source fully visible). A distributed display time advantage was consistently observed. As potential explanations, a memory strategy selection hypothesis was examined along with other procedural alternative explanations. © 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Jang, J
Schunn, CDschunn@pitt.eduSCHUNN0000-0003-3589-297X
Centers: Other Centers, Institutes, Offices, or Units > Learning Research & Development Center
Date: 1 March 2012
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: Applied Cognitive Psychology
Volume: 26
Number: 2
Page Range: 207 - 214
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1002/acp.1811
Schools and Programs: Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences > Psychology
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0888-4080
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2014 18:01
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2019 15:56


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