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ERIC Number: ED098545
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-May
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
A Linguistic Feature Analysis of Verbal Protocols Associated with Pupil Responses to Standardized Measures of Reading Comprehension.
Jacobson, M. Victoria
The major purpose of this study was to provide insights into some of the reasoning strategies that may be used by students in obtaining meaning from the printed page. The study was designed to collect and analyze the verbal protocols of 11 seventh grade students involved in introspection as they responded to standardized measures of reading comprehension. The protocols were taped and later transcribed for analysis. A tree diagram feature analysis of the verbalizations was used to classify the responses into discrete strategies. The analysis scheme was subjected to a test of applicability. The proportion of agreement (.86) obtained by 10 independent judges was judged to be satisfactory to insure the reliability of the technique. Descriptive and statistical data reported frequency of use and successes, and showed significant strategy effect and a strategy-times-item type interaction for each individual. The study demonstrated the usefulness of introspection as a method for gathering information about the process of reading. It also supported the notion that reasoning strategies can be identified by careful and systematic analysis of students' verbal protocols. (Author/WR)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Reading Association (19th, New Orleans, Louisiana, May 1-4, 1974)