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ERIC Number: ED065836
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 15
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Summarizing Research Pertaining to Individualized Reading.
Thompson, Richard A.
This investigator found and reviewed fifty-one studies reported in the literature on individualized reading between 1937 and 1971. Of this number, forty of these studies were controlled at least to the extent of using control groups. In twenty-four cases the results favored the individualized reading group. Only one author reported higher reading achievement for the basal control group. Fifteen researchers reported no significant difference between groups. A note of caution seems warranted concerning simply quantifying the studies as revealing superiority one way or another. As most researchers know, unless a significant difference in achievement is manifested between groups, there is some reluctance on the part of researchers and editors to publish the findings. Therefore, it is a reasonable assumption that not all studies pertaining to individualized reading have been included in the literature. (Author)
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Note: Unpublished manuscript