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ERIC Number: ED013718
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 231
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Reference Count: 0
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EFFECTIVENESS OF FOUR METHODS OF INCREASING READING RATE, COMPREHENSION, AND FLEXIBILITY.
BERGER, ALLEN
THE EFFECTIVENESS OF FOUR METHODS OF INCREASING READING RATE, COMPREHENSION, AND FLEXIBILITY WAS STUDIED. TWO HUNDRED FIFTY-FIVE FRESHMEN AT SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY SERVED AS SUBJECTS. TWENTY-FIVE LESSONS WERE GIVEN OVER A 6-WEEK PERIOD. SUBJECTS WERE TESTED IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING COMPLETION OF THE LESSONS AND AGAIN AFTER 8 WEEKS. THE METHODS OF TEACHING WERE THE TACHISTOSCOPE, THE CONTROLLED READER, CONTROLLED PACING, AND PAPERBACK SCANNING. THREE INSTRUMENTS WERE USED TO TEST 13 HYPOTHESES. ANALYSIS OF COVARIANCE, T TESTS, AND CORRELATIONS WERE USED TO ANALYZE THE DATA. GAINS WERE SUPERIOR FOR RATE IN THE PAPERBACK SCANNING GROUP. THERE WAS NO CHANGE IN THE LEVEL OF COMPREHENSION. FLEXIBILITY INCREASED AS A RESULT OF ALL THE METHODS EXCEPT THE TACHISTOSCOPE METHOD. GAINS SEEMED TO HAVE BEEN RETAINED AFTER 8 WEEKS. FURTHER RESULTS, CONCLUSIONS, TABLES, APPENDIXES, AND A BIBLIOGRAPHY ARE INCLUDED. (BK)
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Authoring Institution: Syracuse Univ., NY.
Identifiers: Syracuse University NY