Accession Number : AD0468190


Title :   COMPREHENSION BY READING VERSUS HEARING.


Descriptive Note : Research rept.,


Corporate Author : NAVAL SCHOOL OF AVIATION MEDICINE PENSACOLA FLA


Personal Author(s) : Webb,Wilse B ; Wallon,Edward J


Report Date : 19 Jan 1956


Pagination or Media Count : 11


Abstract : This study was concerned with the question of whether information can be obtained more effectively by reading or by hearing. Under the conditions of the experiment the results show that: (1) A single read-through of the material and hearing the material read once resulted in equally effective comprehension, (2) Studying(reading) the material for a period of time equal to the length of time required for verbally presenting the material resulted in significantly greater comprehension when compared with a single read-through or auditory presentation, (3) Reading and hearing simultaneously the material was more effective than either reading the material through once or hearing the material, but not significantly different from the resuls of studying the material. (Author)


Descriptors :   *READING , *AUDITORY PERCEPTION , RETENTION(PSYCHOLOGY) , LEARNING , RECALL , ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE , TEST METHODS , EXPERIMENTAL DATA , GROUP DYNAMICS , PERCEPTION , ATTENTION , STATISTICAL ANALYSIS


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE