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ERIC Number: ED182740
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Internal Reading Flexibility--A Fact or an Artifact of Measurement?
Eanet, Marilyn G.; Meeks, Jane Warren
A study was devised to determine whether internal reading flexibility would be manifested by individual proficient readers, operating in the "rauding" mode (typical reading manner), and observed in a natural setting reading passages from textbook materials. Reading times were examined using both number of standard words and number of propositions read per minute. Three adult proficient readers were participants in the study. Results contradicted R. P. Carver's conclusions that under typical reading conditions, reading rate is relatively constant, varying only around 10 to 20%. When rate was determined using standard words for individual readers in this study, internal flexibility ranged from 17 to 69%, with the average degree of flexibility for all subjects 23% on a history passage and 55% on a science passage. (MKM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Reading Flexibility
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Reading Conference (29th, San Antonio, TX, November 29-December 1, 1979)