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ERIC Number: ED082125
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 79
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A Study of the Effects of An Intensive Multi Media Program of Vocabulary Development on the Reading Achievement of Adults.
Olson, Avis Jocelyn
The purpose of this investigation was to study the effects of a multimedia program of vocabulary development on the reading achievement of adults. An experimental and a control group were randomly chosen from Air Force personnel enrolled in the Prep remedial reading program. The instruments used in this study were: The United States Armed Service Institute Achievement Test, Subtests: Comprehension and Word Recognition; and the Wordcraft Tests: Pretest, Posttest, and Follow-up Test. Each of the two groups met for twenty two-hour sessions. Sessions were conducted the same for each group, the only variable being the use of audiovisual materials in the experimental group. This study provided evidence which supported the following conclusions: (1) the inclusion of a multimedia supplementation in a vocabulary development program does not affect the word recognition of adult students on a reading achievement test, (2) the reading comprehension of adult students is not affected by the use of a multimedia program in vocabulary development, (3) a multimedia approach does have a positive effect on word recognition achievement, and (4) the inclusion of multimedia materials in a vocabulary development program does not affect word retention in adults. (Author/WR)
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, The University of North Dakota