Title

Perceptions of Credibility in Scientific Images

Abstract

This study sought to discern how people determine credibility of images in science. We predicted that certain visual cues would correspond to relatively higher credibility ratings of images; therefore, realistic images with more detail and more contextual cues would receive correspondingly higher ratings. We administered a three-part, 19-question survey to 83 University of Missouri-Rolla General Psychology students in Spring, 2006 While few of the measured variables could be correlated to credibility ratings, the surprising results of the study warrant discussion and follow-up investigations.

Meeting Name

2009 IEEE International Professional Communication Conference, IPCC (2009: Jul. 19-22, Waikiki, HI)

Department(s)

English and Technical Communication

Keywords and Phrases

Quantitative research; Science communication; Visual communication

Time Period

2006-01-16 through 2006-05-13

International Standard Book Number (ISBN)

9781424443574

Electronic OCLC #

613495027

Print OCLC #

880109264

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2009 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), All rights reserved.


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