Effect Of Letter Rotation Angle And Learning Style On Response Times

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The Effect of Letter Rotation Angle and Learning Style on Response Times in Determining Whether a Letter is Normal or Mirror Reversed
There are two research questions, one was on the angle of rotation and the other involved learning styles, the dependent variable was, response time.
To hypothesise visual learners will have a faster response time on deciding if a letter is normal or mirrored and upright letters will have a higher response time than the disorientated, likewise those that are normal will be easier to read than those that are mirrored
An online VAK was filled out by 51 participants, to distinguish which participants had different learning styles. Letters were flashed on screen and participants had to use the keyboard to say what was normal or mirrored.
The results found that response time was faster for kinaesthetic learners, and when images were upright than when at 180º, or mirrored. A planned contrast was carried out for the within subjects design due to the results being significant.

The aim of this report is to determine which learning group has a faster reaction time within the association of different letters that are of different orientations. This report will distinguish what type of learning style will have a quicker response time on alphanumerical recall, under different circumstances. Hatami (2012) defines learning style’s to be a person’s ideal way of learning, it is one they will understand, there are three learning…
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