NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
ERIC Number: EJ826490
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-0011-8052
Measuring Speech Recognition Proficiency: A Psychometric Analysis of Speed and Accuracy
Rader, Martha H.; Bailey, Glenn A.; Kurth, Linda A.
Delta Pi Epsilon Journal, v50 n1 p18-30 Win 2008
This study examined the validity of various measures of speed and accuracy for assessing proficiency in speech recognition. The study specifically compared two different word-count indices for speed and accuracy (the 5-stroke word and the 1.4-syllable standard word) on a timing administered to 114 speech recognition students measured at 1-, 2-, and 3-minute intervals. Speed scores measured by 5-stroke words were consistently 9% gross words a minute higher on 1-, 2-, and 3-minute timings than scores measured by 1.4-syllable standard words on the same timings; this difference was statistically significant. Speed increased with the length of timing; the effect was small but statistically significant. Accuracy scores were similar across assessment methods and length of timing. The findings indicate that the most valid and reliable measure of speech recognition speed was gross words a minute on timings with 1.4 syllabic intensity measured by the standard 1.4 syllable word count. In contrast to keyboarding timings, 1-minute, 2-minute, and 3-minute timings in speech recognition are reliable measures of speed and accuracy. (Contains 3 tables and 1 figure.)
Delta Pi Epsilon, Inc. P.O. Box 4340, Little Rock, AR 72214. Tel: 501-219-1866; Fax: 501-219-1876; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California; Indiana