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ERIC Number: ED201988
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-May
Reference Count: 0
The Rocky Road from Eye Fixations to Comprehension. Technical Report No. 207.
Hogaboam, Thomas W.; McConkie, George W.
This report argues that the Mean Gaze Durations or eye movement records used by M. A. Just and P. A. Carpenter to develop a model of reading comprehension are an inappropriate measure of processing time. An alternative approach called Read to Right of Gaze (RRG-1), which assumes that more than one word can be read during a fixation, is recommended instead. Research results are reported that also support the assumption that the perceptual span is asymmetrical to the right, allowing skipped words to be read on preceding fixations; therefore, the processing time for the majority of words in a passage is quite different from the time recorded using Mean Gaze Durations. (AEA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Rockville, MD.; National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Center for the Study of Reading.; Bolt, Beranek and Newman, Inc., Cambridge, MA.