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Youth and COVID-19 data visualisation

Morsing, A. (2021) Youth and COVID-19 data visualisation.

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Abstract:In this thesis the research question How do different factors influence the way youth comprehends graphs regarding covid-19 cases in the Netherlands? will be explored. The factors that are explored are visual characteristics of graphs, the viewer’s knowledge about graphs, and the viewer’s expectations about the content in the graph and the background characteristics of respondents, gender, age and level of education. Before the research started the following hypotheses were conducted: that visual aspects of graphs, knowledge viewers have about reading graphs and level of education have an effect on the comprehension of viewers of the graphs. For the expectations viewers have about graphs about covid-19 cases, it was expected that viewers that are more worried about covid-19 and see the pandemic as a problem to comprehend the graphs different than a viewer that is less worried about covid-19. No relation of gender and age (within the group youth) on the comprehension of graphs was expected. For the research 10 interviews were conducted. The visual characteristics of graphs, the viewer’s knowledge about graphs, and the viewer’s knowledge and expectations about the content in the graph seem to influence the graph comprehension of youth regarding graphs about covid-19.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:88 social and public administration
Programme:Management Society and Technology BSc (56654)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/87638
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