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ERIC Number: ED062087
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
Pages: 23
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Experimental Manipulation of Reading Strategies.
McConkie, George W.; And Others
One-hundred and forty undergraduates were divided into seven equal groups; each group read five passages and then answered one of seven types of questions. However, after reading the sixth passage, all subjects received the same type of questions. Reading time for each passage was recorded, and students were encouraged to read faster. Significant group differences in reading speed did not occur for the first passage, but did occur for the last passage (p<.01) (these two passages were the same for all subjects). A second experiment replicated part of the first experiment under conditions in which subjects were encouraged to slow down and to answer questions correctly. Results from the two experiments were compared. It was found that experiment 1 subjects read significantly faster than comparable groups in experiment 2 (p<.001), but they also received significantly lower scores than the latter. No other effects were significant. References and figures are included. (AW)
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Note: Paper presented at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, Ill., Apr. 1972