ERIC Number: EJ589277
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: 0
The Relevance of Multiple-Choice Reading Test Data in Studying Expository Passage Comprehension: The Saga of a 15 Year Effort Towards an Experimental/Correlational Merger.
Freedle, Roy O.
Discourse Processes, v23 n3 p399-440 1997
Argues for the usefulness of merging experimental and correlational approaches in the study of expository prose comprehension. Reviews studies in recent years. Shows that the correlational approach yields results similar to the experimental literature, and that the vast databanks associated with multiple-choice tests allow exploration of some of the variance that exists across passages and across student ability levels. (SR)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Special Issue: Discourse Processes after Two Decades.