There was also a significant difference in the six modes for Subject Preference, F(5,138) = 105.6, p > 0.0001. The pen + voice mode had the highest satisfaction rating (mean = 8.5, see Figure 2). And only-voice mode has the lowest satisfaction rating of 6.3.
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Publication information: Book title: Human-Computer Interaction:Ergonomics and User Interfaces. Volume: 1. Contributors: Hans-Jörg Bullinger - Editor, Jürgen Ziegler - Editor. Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. Place of publication: Mahwah, NJ. Publication year: 1999. Page number: 754.