ERIC Number: ED082128
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Nov
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An Inquiry into the Effect of Microfilm on the Graduate Student User's Reading Rate and Comprehension.
Coffman, R. L.
This research report was conducted to determine if graduate students comprehend microfilmed material significantly quicker than hard copy material of a similar level of difficulty since they tend to read microfilm quicker. The research followed a descriptive design with a statistical inference obtained from an analysis of data collected from a systematic sampling of a defined population. A data collection instrument was a test designed to test each individual on both hard copy and microfilmed material. An independent variable was manipulated to insure material of similar difficulty as measured by the Dale-Chall Readability Formula. It was concluded that the test population tended to read and comprehend microfilmed material slightly quicker than comparable hard copy material. The difference in the reading rates and comprehension of hard copy and microfilmed material of the population sampled was not significant. (Author/HOD)
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Va. 22151 (Order No. AD-760-916, MF $1.45, Paper copy $3.00)
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Authoring Institution: Army War Coll., Carlisle Barracks, PA.