Eye movement patterns in solving scientific graph problems

Miao Hsuan Yen, Chieh Ning Lee, Yu Chun Yang

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Eye movement patterns of science- and non-science students in solving scientific graph problems were compared. Experts (science-students) tended to spend more time, compared to novices, to comprehend the questions during the first run / inspection. Concerning the main graph region, both the True and False subregions (corresponding to correct and wrong answer choices, respectively) were inspected carefully during the first run. Significant differences were observed in the second run, in which the False region was fixated longer when participants made wrong responses.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)343-345
Number of pages3
JournalLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume7352 LNAI
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jul 13
Event7th International Conference on the Theory and Application of Diagrams, Diagrams 2012 - Canterbury, United Kingdom
Duration: 2012 Jul 22012 Jul 6


  • expertise
  • eye movements
  • graph comprehension

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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