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ERIC Number: ED161002
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Empirical Study of Reading and Comprehension as a Function of CRT Display.
Hoover, Todd
In order to analyze the reading and comprehension of college students using a computer video terminal (CRT), a computer program was designed to present text material, time the performance, and compute the rate of reading for each of 118 subjects. Specifically, the program sought to determine if reading and comprehension are affected by the CRT display format and whether rates of reading and comprehension vary with respect to the order of presentation of test passages. The reading rates of the students were tested using four sample passages selected from different periodicals. Immediately following the presentation of each passage, the students were presented with five recall questions one at a time. Findings suggest that reading and comprehension are not appreciably affected by the CRT display format. Further, the order of presentation of reading test passages appeared to produce no significant differences in student performance. (FL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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