Position Location on Topographical Maps: Effects of Task Factors, Training and Strategy
N. Schofield, and J. Kirby 1994 Cognition and Instruction. v12(1), p35-60

This study examines task factors, cognitive processes, and individual differences as determinants of performance differences when locating a position on a topographical map from a given position on the ground. Results support the involvement of both verbal and spatial skills in complex map tasks and indicate that for the majority of subjects who followed training instructions, performance could be improved dramatically by the use of a brief strategy-training program.

Subject: Education, Geoscience:Geology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Journal Article
Special Interest: Spatial Thinking
Research on Learning: Instructional Design, Ways Of Learning:Verbal, Spatial Intelligence:Maps, Spatial Representations Of Data , 3D