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ERIC Number: ED236667
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Categories of Inferencing Strategies.
Phillips-Riggs, Linda
Designed to describe which strategies subjects use while making inferences, this instrument identifies 10 of these strategies: (1) rebinding, (2) questioning a default interpretation or a direct or indirect conflict, (3) shifting of focus, (4) analyzing alternatives, (5) assigning an alternate case, (6) confirming an immediate prior interpretation, (7) confirming a nonimmediate prior interpretation, (8) assuming a default interpretation and transforming information, (9) neglecting to respond or holding information, and (10) empathizing from experience. A reader is asked to read a passage up to a predetermined point at which an inference is to be made. The subject is then asked to tell what is happening within the text and what may happen next. The responses are then analyzed in terms of the strategies which are being used. Validity, reliability, and normative data are included. (This document is one of those reviewed in The Research Instruments Project (TRIP) monograph "Measures for Research and Evaluation in the English Language Arts, Volume 2," 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. The TRIP review, included here as an introduction to the instrument, describes the instrument's category (reading), title, author, date, age range, (primary to postsecondary), purpose, and physical characteristics.) (JL)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A