publication . Article . 2013

Strategy and pattern recognition in expert comprehension of 2×2 interaction graphs

David Peebles;
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  • Published: 01 Sep 2013 Journal: Cognitive Systems Research, volume 24, pages 43-51 (issn: 1389-0417, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
  • Country: United Kingdom
I present a model of expert comprehension performance for 2 × 2 "interaction" graphs typically used to present data from two-way factorial research designs. Developed using the ACT-R cognitive architecture, the model simulates the cognitive and perceptual operations involved in interpreting interaction graphs and provides a detailed characterisation of the information\ud extracted from the diagram, the prior knowledge required to interpret interaction graphs, and the knowledge generated during the comprehension\ud process. The model produces a scan path of attention fixations and a symbolic description of the interpretation which can be compared to human eye mov...
free text keywords: Experimental and Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Artificial Intelligence, BF, QA75
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