A cognitive architecture-based model of graph comprehension

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Abstract

I present a model of expert comprehension performance for 2×2 "interaction" graphs typically used to present data from two-way factorial research designs. Developed using the ACTR cognitive architecture, the model simulates the cognitive and perceptual operations involved in interpreting interaction graphs and provides a detailed characterisation of the information extracted from the diagram, the prior knowledge required to interpret interaction graphs, and the knowledge generated during the comprehension process. The model produces a scan path of attention fixations and a symbolic description of the interpretation which can be compared to human eye movement and verbal protocol data respectively, provides an account of the strategic processes that control comprehension, and makes explicit what underlies the differences between expert and novice performance.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 11th International Conference on Cognitive Modeling
Subtitle of host publication ICCM 2012
EditorsNele Rußwinkel, Uwe Drewitz, Hedderik Van Rijn
PublisherUniversitätsbibliothek
Pages37-42
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9783798324084
Publication statusPublished - 13 Apr 2012
Event11th International Conference on Cognitive Modeling - Berlin, Germany
Duration: 13 Apr 201215 Apr 2012
Conference number: 11

Conference

Conference11th International Conference on Cognitive Modeling
Abbreviated titleICCM 2012
CountryGermany
CityBerlin
Period13/04/1215/04/12

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Cognitive Architecture
Graph in graph theory
Interaction
Eye Movements
Eye movements
Fixation
Factorial
Process Control
Prior Knowledge
Process control
Diagram
Model
Path

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Peebles, D. (2012). A cognitive architecture-based model of graph comprehension. In N. Rußwinkel, U. Drewitz, & H. Van Rijn (Eds.), Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Cognitive Modeling: ICCM 2012 (pp. 37-42). Universitätsbibliothek.
Peebles, David. / A cognitive architecture-based model of graph comprehension. Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Cognitive Modeling: ICCM 2012. editor / Nele Rußwinkel ; Uwe Drewitz ; Hedderik Van Rijn. Universitätsbibliothek, 2012. pp. 37-42
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Peebles, D 2012, A cognitive architecture-based model of graph comprehension. in N Rußwinkel, U Drewitz & H Van Rijn (eds), Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Cognitive Modeling: ICCM 2012. Universitätsbibliothek, pp. 37-42, 11th International Conference on Cognitive Modeling, Berlin, Germany, 13/04/12.

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