Accession Number : AD0760916

Title :   An Inquiry Into the Effect of Microfilm on the Graduate Student User's Reading Rate and Comprehension.

Descriptive Note : Individual research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Coffman,Richard L.

Report Date : 20 NOV 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 42

Abstract : The research reported was conducted to determine if graduate students comprehend microfilmed material significantly quicker than hard copy material of a similar level of difficulty. The hypothesis tested was that graduate students comprehend microfilmed material significantly quicker than hard copy material of a similar level of difficulty because they tend to read microfilm quicker. The research followed a descriptive design with a statistical inference obtained from an analysis of data collected from a systematic sampling of a defined population. An independent variable was manipulated to insure material of similar difficulty as measured by the Dale-Chall Readability Formula. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   (*MICROFILM, READING), (*EDUCATION, MICROFILM), PERCEPTION(PSYCHOLOGY), STUDENTS, TEXTBOOKS, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN)

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE