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ERIC Number: ED065851
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 135
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A Study of Procedures for Determining Fifth Grade Children's Book Choices.
Brown, Carol Lynch
The investigation studied two procedures of data collection used to determine children's reading interests. These procedures were compared to see if children responded the same to annotated titles as to actual books. Following an interest inventory, 233 fifth grade children were divided into three groups and were asked whether they would select a particular book. The three methods employed were: (1) Group AT listened to annotated titles of 30 actual books, (2) Group HB examined the actual books, and (3) Group PB examined the actual books but 15 of the books were in paperback form. Major findings revealed that boys reacted significantly more affirmatively to the category of science and health in actual books and a highly significant interaction was found indicating that girls were positive towards realistic fiction, and very negative towards science and health; while boys were more positive in their responses to science and health than to other categories. The findings further revealed that there were no significant differences in children's choices of books which could be atrributed to binding. (Author/TB)
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, The Ohio State University