Talks and Poster Presentations (with Proceedings-Entry):

J. Reyes Nunez, E. Simonne-Dombovari:
"Survey on Chernoff Faces in Hungary and Austria - Futher research and experiments";
Poster: Joint ICA Symposium Maps for the Future, Orleans, France; 2011-06-30 - 2011-07-01; in: "Proceedings of Joint ICA Symposium, Orleans 2011", (2011), 2 pages.

English abstract:
The poster presents the results of the theoretical research and the survey on using and understanding of the Chernoff faces method by pupils in an international comparison of Hungary, Argentina and Austria. This method for data visualisation was originally created for the graphic representation of statistical data published by Hermann Chernoff in 1973. The research on the map use of this method began later, starting from the 90īs. However, its use in cartography was rare and did not concern school cartography. From this point of view, two Hungarian-Argentinean projects in 2004-2005 and in 2008-2009 can be considered as pioneer projects for testing the general comprehensibility and the learn effect of the Chernoff principle in the field of thematic cartography for pupils. The results emphasized the need for further research and experiments in different countries. The Hungarian-Austrian bilateral scientific cooperation concentrates on further research and surveys concerning the use of Chernoff faces in school maps (http://cartography.tuwien.ac.at/chernoff/). The aim is the extension of the theoretical research, studying the possible uses of Chernoff faces in school cartography for pupils of grades 3-4 (9-11 years old), seeking for new solutions and enable future research to create more efficient thematic maps for children. On the other hand the purpose is to extend the Hungarian-Argentinean project by organizing a survey in Austria and to compare this data with the previous results. The questionnaire is designed for pupils of grades 7 and 8 (13-15 years old) in Austrian Secondary Schools with some experience of using maps and school atlases. The final proposals about the use of this method in school publications will be elaborated, based on the results of the test.

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