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ERIC Number: ED046925
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 173
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Responses of Tenth-Grade Readers to Paired Complex and Less Complex Short Stories.
Luchsinger, Barbara Beth
This study examined the responses of 10th-grade students of low, average, and high abilities to two levels of short stories: the complex, or adult, story and the less complex, or adolescent story. Students read four pairs of short stories and wrote their immediate and delayed responses to tests containing two open-ended questions and 10 objective ones. The students (N=464) were divided into terciles on the basis of ITED Composite Percentile scores. Open-ended responses were coded, and a reliability of .89 was computed for the content analysis. Data from chi square analyses of responses to open-ended questions were then applied to four questions: Is the student able to perceive the Purpose and Imagery (Function) of one type of story more accurately than of the other? Does the intellectual ability of the student affect his response to the two kinds of stories? Do boys respond differently from girls? Does a delayed response change from the original? Generally, the questions were answered in the affirmative, and results favored the less complex stories. (Author/LK)
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, The University of Iowa