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The comparative effect of language used in recall protocol in reading comprehension

Zainal, Zaidah (2008) The comparative effect of language used in recall protocol in reading comprehension. In: Research In English Language Teaching. Penerbit UTM, Johor, pp. 119-132. ISBN 978-983-52-0689-4

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Abstract

This study raises the issue of language of protocol used as an instrument for data collection, particularly in a study of reading comprehension and strategies. The question raised is whether the language ofprotocol, either LI or L2, will make a difference in the performance ofreaders when recalling information from a text. Protocol methods, unlike other testing methods, used in reading comprehension studies have intrigued many researchers because they indirectly reveal a reader's cognitive process when reading. Alderson (2000) notes that the study of reading can be divided into two: the process and the product. The product of reading is concerned with what understanding of the text a reader has reached. This can be achieved through some form of a comprehension test. The process of reading, on the other hand, is concerned with how the reader reaches the understanding of the text. Alderson (2000: 3-4) notes that 'understanding the process of reading is presumably important to an understanding of the nature of reading, but at the same time it is evidently a difficult thing to do.' The fact that the reading process is a silent and private activity, methods such as think-aloud protocol, recall protocol or miscue analysis are used in many studies of reading.

Item Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:reading comprehension, protocol methods reading
Subjects:P Language and Literature > PE English
Divisions:Management and Human Resource Development (Formerly known)
ID Code:27778
Deposited By: Fazli Masari
Deposited On:08 Aug 2012 09:32
Last Modified:02 May 2013 06:11

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