Perceptions of Credibility in Scientific Images
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.
Northcut, Kathryn, and Christopher Chandler. "Perceptions of Credibility in Scientific Images." Proceedings of 2009 IEEE International Professional Communication Conference (2009, Waikiki, HI) (2009): 371-377.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/IPCC.2009.5208694
2009 IEEE International Professional Communication Conference, IPCC (2009: Jul. 19-22, Waikiki, HI)
English and Technical Communication
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Quantitative research; Science communication; Visual communication
2006-01-16 through 2006-05-13
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