The purpose of this study was to determine if spelling ability was affected by speaking or writing the spellings of the words. We further tested to see if vocabulary ability had any effect on spelling ability as well. Participants spelled two lists of ten words one list, was orally spelled and one list was written spelling. Upon completion of the spelling tasks, participants were asked to complete a vocabulary task. Participants’ results were analyzed and conclusions were drawn based on written and oral performance and vocabulary ability. Our research revealed that participants spelled more accurately when writing the spellings versus speaking the spellings. Vocabulary was also slightly correlated to spelling ability.
Jadwin, Jake and Robards, Sara
"Influences on Spelling Ability: Written vs. Oral Performance,"
Undergraduate Psychology Research Methods Journal: Vol. 1
, Article 6.
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