ERIC Number: ED172738
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Mar
Reference Count: 0
The Effect of Music and Sound Effects on the Listening Comprehension of Fourth Grade Students.
Mann, Raymond E.
This study was designed to determine if the addition of music and sound effects to recorded stories increased the comprehension and retention of information presented on tape to fourth grade students at three levels of reading ability. Two versions of four narrated stories were recorded, one version with music and sound effects, the other with only the narration. A listening comprehension test administered after students had listened to each of the stories was followed by a retention test two weeks later. Students listening to the music and sound effects versions scored higher on both the listening and retention tests. Implications of these findings are discussed, and a bibliography is included. (Author/CMV)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (New Orleans, Louisiana, March 1979); For related document, see IR 007 416