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ERIC Number: EJ1039133
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-May
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-0922-4777
Component Processes in Reading: Shared and Unique Variance in Serial and Isolated Naming Speed
Logan, Jessica A. R.; Schatschneider, Christopher
Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, v27 n5 p905-922 May 2014
Reading ability is comprised of several component processes. In particular, the connection between the visual and verbal systems has been demonstrated to play an important role in the reading process. The present study provides a review of the existing literature on the visual verbal connection as measured by two tasks, rapid serial naming and isolated (or discrete-trial) naming speed, as they relate to reading ability. For each identified study, a secondary data analysis was conducted using the provided correlations between serial naming, isolated naming, and reading. The same analysis was repeated for average population-level correlations among these constructs using meta-analytic weighting techniques. Results suggested that isolated naming acts as a suppressor variable in the relation of serial naming with reading, indicating that there exists at least one cognitive component of the serial naming task that is predictive of reading but is not shared with isolated naming speed. The effect has several implications for understanding the underlying cognitive components reading ability, which are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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