ERIC Number: ED247524
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Interpretive and Formal Models of Discourse Processing.
Bulcock, Jeffrey W.; Beebe, Mona J.
Distinguishing between interpretive and formal models of discourse processing and between qualitative and quantitative research, this paper argues that formal models are the analogues of interpretive models, and that the two are complementary. It observes that interpretive models of reading are being increasingly derived from qualitative research while formal models are equated with quantitative research, and thus the interpretive/formal modelling distinction tends to parallel the qualitative/quantitative research distinction. The paper then illustrates this view using the interpretive model and formal model versions of the discourse processing theory of reading. (Author/HTH)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Memorial Univ., St. John's (Newfoundland). Faculty of Education.; Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Ottawa (Ontario).
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Qualitative Research; Quantitative Research