↓ Skip to main content

Gesture enhances learning of a complex statistical concept

Overview of attention for article published in Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications, January 2017
Altmetric Badge

About this Attention Score

  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#24 of 110)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (89th percentile)

Mentioned by

twitter
23 tweeters
facebook
1 Facebook page

Citations

dimensions_citation
12 Dimensions

Readers on

mendeley
17 Mendeley
You are seeing a free-to-access but limited selection of the activity Altmetric has collected about this research output. Click here to find out more.
Title
Gesture enhances learning of a complex statistical concept
Published in
Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications, January 2017
DOI 10.1186/s41235-016-0036-1
Pubmed ID
Authors

Linda Rueckert, Ruth Breckinridge Church, Andrea Avila, Theresa Trejo

Abstract

Prior research has shown that gestures that co-occur with speech can improve understanding of abstract concepts by embodying the underlying meaning of those concepts, thereby making them more accessible to the listener. The present study examined the effect of gesture on undergraduate students' learning of a complex statistical concept (analysis of variance; ANOVA). Students in three classes watched a brief video in which the speaker explained the conceptual background of ANOVA while using gesture and students in three other classes saw a similar video with the same speech, but no gesture. Students who saw the gesture learned significantly more, as measured by the increase in scores between a pre-test and a post-test. These results suggest that teachers can enhance students' learning through the strategic use of gesture.

Twitter Demographics

The data shown below were collected from the profiles of 23 tweeters who shared this research output. Click here to find out more about how the information was compiled.

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 17 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 6%
Unknown 16 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 4 24%
Researcher 4 24%
Unspecified 3 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 1 6%
Other 3 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 7 41%
Unspecified 4 24%
Social Sciences 3 18%
Linguistics 1 6%
Computer Science 1 6%
Other 1 6%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 16. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 26 July 2017.
All research outputs
#953,103
of 13,092,471 outputs
Outputs from Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications
#24
of 110 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#36,945
of 344,384 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications
#1
of 1 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 13,092,471 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 92nd percentile: it's in the top 10% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 110 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 38.2. This one has done well, scoring higher than 78% of its peers.
Older research outputs will score higher simply because they've had more time to accumulate mentions. To account for age we can compare this Altmetric Attention Score to the 344,384 tracked outputs that were published within six weeks on either side of this one in any source. This one has done well, scoring higher than 89% of its contemporaries.
We're also able to compare this research output to 1 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one has scored higher than all of them