ERIC Number: ED045702
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Feb
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Factor Analysis of the Ability to Comprehend Time-Compressed Speech.
Carver, Ronald P.; And Others
Sources of individual differences in the listening comprehension of speech presented at different rates were investigated by factor analyzing 11 variables, including measures of comprehension and field-independency. Twenty-two different tests, two for each variable, were administered to 50 college students. It was concluded that: (a) the cloze type of test includes a large component of variance unrelated to comprehension and quite specific to the technique itself, and (b) the comprehension of highly speeded speech probably involves a perceptual ability to be field-independent in addition to a separate ability involved in comprehending speech at normal rates. (Author)
Descriptors: Cloze Procedure, College Students, Correlation, Factor Analysis, Listening Comprehension, Listening Comprehension Tests, Speech Compression
Ronald P. Carver, American Institute for Research , 8555 16th Street, Silver Spring, Maryland
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Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Silver Spring, MD.
Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, N. Y. , February 1971