The Effects of Virtual Environments on Recall in Participants of Differing Levels of Field Dependence
Ogle, J. Todd
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Virtual environments are visually dominant systems. It seems that individuals" visual perception abilities would have an effect on their performance in a virtual environment. One such visual perception ability that seems a logical fit for study in virtual environments is that of disembedding ability. Disembedding ability is one part of a greater psychological construct known as field dependence. This research investigates how the learner characteristic of field dependence affects learning outcomes in virtual environments In order to examine the effect of virtual environments on recall among learners of differing levels of field dependence, the following specific questions and hypotheses were formed:
- Does the use of virtual environments affect participants" performance in a task of recall?
- Do participants of different levels of field dependence perform differently on a task of recall when presented with virtual environments versus static images?
- Do field-dependent participants score higher on a test of recall when presented with a virtual environment?
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