ERIC Number: ED243433
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jan
Reference Count: 0
The Interaction of Cognitive Style and Auditory Learning via Rate Modified Speech (Compressed and Expanded).
Olson, Janet S.
The relationship between auditory learning via rate modified speech and the learner's relative degree of field dependence/independence was investigated. Eighty graduate students were assigned to groups using materials consisting of either normal--150 words-per-minute (wpm), compressed (250 wpm), or one of two expanded (either 120 or 90 wpm) audiotape versions of the Dwyer instructional script on the human heart and the related evaluation instruments. Results generally indicated that the normal groups scored higher than all other groups, but only significantly so in the 150 wpm versus 90 wpm comparisons for the terminology and comprehension tests. In most cases, neither the compressed or 120-wpm expanded versions resulted in significantly improved achievement. The 90-wpm group achieved significantly less. Field dependence was not significantly related to comprehension of material presented at different rates, though field dependent subjects generally scored lower than field independent learners on the expanded versions. A 29-item reference list is included. (Author/LMM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Expanded Speech; Listening Rate; Rate Controlled Speech
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (Dallas, TX, January 20-24, 1984). For proceedings, see IR 011 020.