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ERIC Number: ED084510
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 156
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Instructional Intervention in the Development of Qualitative Vocabulary: A Further Study.
Thompson, Joseph Edward
The objectives of this investigation were to study the effects of instruction in the development of qualitative vocabulary on overt, latent, and written qualitative vocabulary performance of urban students of lower socioeconomic background, and to study the effects of such instruction on pupil performance in reading comprehension. Data used to test four hypotheses and to answer five hypothesis-related questions resulted when: (1) 25 lessons designed to improve qualitative vocabulary performance were administered to two experimental groups at both the eighth and the tenth grade levels of an urban school; (2) pretreatment posttreatment, and post-posttreatment measurements of student performance were obtained from the Lorge-Thorndike Intelligence Tests, Form 1, the Stanford-Binet Vocabulary List, Form L, the Metropolitan Intermediate Reading Tests, Forms Am and Bm, and the Kruglov Multiple-Choice Qualitative Vocabulary Test; and (3) the performance on these tests of 225 eighth and tenth grade students was compared by multiple analysis of variance, covar, and correlation data reduction. The findings indicated that at both grade levels the experimental groups achieved significantly higher scores in qualitative vocabulary performance than the control group. (Author/WR)
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, State University of New York at Buffalo