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An investigation into the influence of learning preferences and personality on visual and text-based learning

Murphy, Maria (2015) An investigation into the influence of learning preferences and personality on visual and text-based learning. Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

This study investigated the recall and retention of participants who were subject to visual learning compared with participants who were subject to text-based learning. The study also investigated the role, if any, of conscientiousness and extraversion as influences of the recall and retention levels on both of these tasks. There were 50 participants in this study; 26 completed a text-based task and 24 completed a visualbased learning task. The participants were obtained through the use of email and the study was based online. The nature of study that of an experimental betweenparticipants design. There were four types of analysis carried out; descriptive statistics, T-Tests, ANOVAs and correlation coefficients. The results rejected the first hypothesis accepting the null. There were two sub-hypothesis in hypothesis two; the results accepted one of these and rejected the other. There were two main limitations of this study; sample size and the environment in which the test was taken. There were also two main strengths; the use of video and the addition it made to the lack of present research on the topic. In conclusion, the current study adds to present research and literature but it would be beneficial for more research to be conducted on this area.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology
Divisions: School of Business > BA (Honours) in Psychology
Depositing User: CAOIMHE NI MHAICIN
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2015 11:08
Last Modified: 01 Oct 2015 11:08
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/1973

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