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International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, v4 n3 p441-450 2012

The purpose of this study is to compare primary school 5th-class students' electronic text reading performance, reading speed and reading comprehension with tablet PCs and printed books. This study examined a sample of 20 students. The students were randomly divided into two groups, a control group and a treatment group. The control group students read ordinary printed books, and the students in the treatment group read the same text on an electronic tablet PC display. Both qualitative and quantitative data collection tools were used for the study. Qualitative data were collected on the reading speed and reading comprehension skills for both groups of students. Statistically, there was no significant difference between the groups in reading speed or the level of reading comprehension. Students' opinions on tablet PCs and recommendations for future studies are also discussed.

Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Grade 5, Handheld Devices, Printed Materials, Reading Achievement, Reading Rate, Reading Comprehension, Qualitative Research, Statistical Analysis, Statistical Significance, Student Attitudes, Man Machine Systems, Comparative Analysis

International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education. T&K Akademic Rosendalsvein 45, Oslo 1166, Norway. e-mail: iejee[at]iejee.com; Web site: http://www.iejee.com





Author: Dundar, Hakan; Akcayir, Murat

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=1874&id=EJ1068592







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