Reading comprehension can be affected by the reading method used, whether this is reading silently, aloud, or being read to by another. Our study measures the impact different reading methods has on the overall comprehension of a given passage. Our 90 subjects consisted of 58 women and 35 men. Subjects were randomly placed into three groups, for each of the three reading method variables being measured. Each group read the same passage. Our hypotheses for the study were that subjects reading the passage silently will recall more information about the passage than if they are read aloud to, or if they read aloud to themselves. We also hypothesized that primarily English-speaking individuals will have more correct answers on the passage questionnaire than English as second language (ESL) individuals. However, upon completion of our study, we did not find any statistical significance for either of our hypotheses.
Lagemann, Laura and Schulte, Allison
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