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ERIC Number: EJ1013592
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0279-6015
Opening a Window into Reading Development: Eye Movements' Role within a Broader Literacy Research Framework
Miller, Brett; O'Donnell, Carol
School Psychology Review, v42 n2 p123-139 2013
The cumulative body of eye movement research provides significant insight into how readers process text. The heart of this work spans roughly 40 years reflecting the maturity of both the topics under study and experimental approaches used to investigate reading. Recent technological advancements offer increased flexibility to the field, providing the potential to more concertedly study reading and literacy from an individual differences perspective. Historically, eye movement research focused far less on developmental issues related to individual differences in reading; however, this issue and the broader change it represents signal a meaningful transition inclusive of individual differences. The six articles in this special issue signify the recent increased attention to and recognition of eye movement research's transition to emphasize individual differences in reading while appreciating early contributions (e.g., Rayner, 1986) in this direction. We introduce these six articles and provide some historical context for the use of eye movement methodology to examine reading and context for the eye movement field's early transition to examining individual differences, culminating in future research recommendations. (Contains 3 footnotes.)
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress
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