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ERIC Number: EJ908519
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-1533-242X
Examining Multiple Variables within a Single ER Setting
Karlin, Omar; Romanko, Rick
Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, v10 n2 p181-204 Sep 2010
This study examined the gains in student affect, vocabulary, and reading fluency for 110 university students in an extensive reading program in Japan. It was important to measure all of these dimensions within a single study and teaching methodology, so gains could be appropriately compared against each other. The adopted teaching methodology was a communicative one which stressed a number of in-class activities with out-of-class reading, with reading speed, vocabulary, and comprehension measured over the course of a semester, and paired sample t-tests were conducted using pre- and post-test scores on six variables. Students were also clustered in higher-level and lower-level groups to determine if they differed in their learning rates. Results indicated that affect increased substantially, while fluency increased minimally, and vocabulary did not increase at all. Paired sample t-tests indicated that the lower-level students gained more in terms of fluency than the higher level students. (Contains 4 figures and 8 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Japan (Tokyo)