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ERIC Number: ED102636
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 38
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Comprehension and Opinions by College Students of Time-Compressed Lectures.
Adelson, Loretta
The purposes of this study were to examine the degree of comprehension shown by a group of college students when listening to a lecture at the normal rate of 175 words per minute and at the time-compressed rate of 275 words per minute for forty minutes, and to assess students' attitudes toward the new medium of time-compressed speech by means of a questionnaire. Standard deviations were stable and time-compressed comprehension scores showed losses that were significant at the .01 level. Nine conclusions were drawn from the study. Student responses on the questionnaire indicated that they preferred the normal rate of speech. It was decided that time-compressed speech as an educational medium needs further study. (RB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Study conducted at Brooklyn College, Department of Speech