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ERIC Number: ED048548
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 25
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Effects of Speech Rate, Selection Difficulty, Association Strength, and Mental Aptitude on Learning by Listening.
Sticht, Thomas G.; Glasnap, Douglas R.
This paper presents the results of research from Project REALISTIC, a program of research to determine REAding, LIStening and arithmeTIC requirements for jobs; and the feasibility of substituting listening for reading as a means for instructing men of different mental aptitude levels as measured by the Armed Forces Qualification Test (AFQT). Two experiments studied the effects of speech rate upon the comprehension of listening materials by high and low aptitude mean. Experiment 1 indicated that low aptitude men appeared to learn easy material better than difficult material as a function of decreased speech rate. High aptitude men appeared to learn materials best at around 175 words per minute, independent of difficulty. In experiment 2, high aptitude men were found to lose disproportionately more material of low association strength than low aptitude men when the speech rate was increased from 175 to 325 words per minute. (Author/PT)
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