ERIC Number: EJ466645
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1993
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The Contribution of Understanding Academic Vocabulary to Answering Comprehension Questions.
Cunningham, James W.; Moore, David W.
Journal of Reading Behavior, v25 n2 p171-80 1993
Investigates whether the vocabulary of written comprehension questions is an independent factor in determining students' reading comprehension performance. Finds that academic vocabulary in comprehension questions significantly decreased question-answering performance. Computes simple, multiple, and semipartial correlations between vocabulary measures and comprehension scores. Finds further support for the interpretation that differences in terminology accounts for differences in performance. (RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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