Published in 1984, this volume presents methodologies for studying the ongoing psychological processes that occur as a person reads a text, as well as discussing the major findings that these methodologies have produced, to provide a handbook of reading comprehension research techniques.
Focusing on the comprehension processes that occur when a person is reading, rather than the representation that remains after the text has been read, the methodologies use measures such as reading times that reflect ongoing processes, rather than relying exclusively on conventional measures of memory performance such as recall. These methods make use of computer technology for rapid and flexible stimulus representation and data acquisition.
This book will allow researchers and students to select appropriate methodologies to investigate a range of fascinating questions about reading comprehension.
Table of Contents
1. The Influence of Methodologies on Psycholinguistic Research: A Regression to the Whorfian Hypothesis, Carpenter. 2. A Survey of Some Important Techniques and Issues in Multiple Regression, Knight. 3. The Word-by-Word Reading Paradigm: An Experimental and Theoretical Approach, Aaronson, Ferres. 4. An Evaluation of Subject-Paced Reading Tasks and Other Methods for Investigating Immediate Processes in Reading, Mitchell. 5. Rapid Serial Visual Representation (RSVP): A Method for Studying Language Processing, Potter. 6. Priming and On-Line Text Comprehension, McKoon, Ratcliff. 7. Eye Movements and Reading Comprehension, Rayner, Carroll. 8. Using Eye Fixations to Study Reading Comprehension, Just, Carpenter. 9. An Application of Multiple Regression Techniques to Sentence Reading Times, Graesser, Riha. 10. Components of Sentence and Word Reading Times, Harberlandt. 11. Thinking-Out-Loud as a Method for Studying Real-Time Comprehension Processes, Olsen, Duffy, Mack. 12. Coordinating Discovery and Verification Research, Black, Galambos, Reiser. 13. A Method for Comparing a simulation to Reading Time Data, Kieras. 14. Prose Comprehension and Management of Working Memory, Miller. 15. Developing a Computer Model of Reading Times, Just, Thibadeau.