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ERIC Number: ED016917
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1956
Pages: 1
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AN EXPERIMENTAL STUDY OF THREE METHODS OF TRAINING INDUSTRIAL EXECUTIVES IN READING IMPROVEMENT (PH.D. THESIS).
JONES, DAN H.
TO COMPARE THREE METHODS OF TRAINING FOR READING IMPROVEMENT, 56 EXECUTIVES OF ONE CORPORATION WERE DIVIDED INTO FOUR GROUPS, EQUATED ACCORDING TO READING RATE, READING COMPREHENSION, READING INDEX, MENTAL ALERTNESS SCORES, AGE, AND VOCABULARY. GROUP A WAS TRAINED WITH THE AID OF ALL AVAILABLE COMMERCIAL EQUIPMENT INCLUDING THE HARVARD FILMS, THE GROUP TACHISTOSCOPE, THE READING ACCELERATOR, AND INDIVIDUAL TACHISTOSCOPE TRAINER. GROUP B USED GROUP TYPE COMMERCIAL EQUIPMENT ONLY. GROUP C WAS TRAINED WITH NO COMMERCIAL EQUIPMENT. GROUP D RECEIVED NO TRAINING AND SERVED AS THE CONTROL GROUP. THE GROUPS WERE TESTED, EQUATED, AND THEN TRAINED TWO HOURS EACH WEEK FOR EIGHT WEEKS. THEY WERE TESTED IMMEDIATELY AFTER TRAINING AND AGAIN EIGHT MONTHS LATER. SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENT WAS FOUND IN ALL TRAINING GROUPS IN READING RATE, COMPREHENSION, AND INDEX, WITH BENEFITS RETAINED OVER THE EIGHT-MONTH PERIOD. THERE WERE NO SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCES BETWEEN TRAINING GROUPS EITHER IMMEDIATELY AFTER TRAINING OR EIGHT MONTHS LATER. THERE WERE, HOWEVER, SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCES BETWEEN EACH TRAINING GROUP AND THE CONTROL GROUP. (THIS DOCUMENT, LC CARD NO. MIC 58-2423, IS AVAILABLE FROM UNIVERSITY MICROFILMS, ANN ARBOR, MICH. MICROFILM $2.00. 102 PAGES) (AUTHOR/AJ)
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Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing.
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