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ERIC Number: ED091725
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 54
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Topical Analysis of the Content of Literature Discussions.
Wall, Ernest R.
Designed to describe and categorize the topics in a classroom or small-group discussion of literature, this instrument is a content analysis scheme. After segmenting into statements the typed transcript of an audio-recorded literature discussion, the researcher categorizes each statement into one of four categories--position, nature, stance, and subject--under which there are seventeen subcategories. An unusually high interrater reliability of .93 was achieved between the author and an assistant he trained. [This document is one of those reviewed in The Research Instruments Project (TRIP) monograph "Measures for Research and Evaluation in the English Language Arts" to be published by the Committee on Research of the National Council of Teachers of English in cooperation with the ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills. A TRIP review which precedes the document lists its category (Teacher Competency, Literature), title, author, date, and age range (junior high, senior high, postsecondary), and describes the instrument's purpose and physical characteristics.] (JM)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires
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