Thesis Title

An EMR Case Study: Two Contrasting Methods of Improving Word Recognition and Comprehension

Author

Dale Dennis

Date of Graduation

Spring 1975

Degree

Master of Science in Education in Literacy

Department

Reading, Foundations and Technology

Committee Chair

James Layton

Subject Categories

Other Education

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to collect data in order to make a comparison of the better method of teaching vocabulary recognition and comprehension. The comparison was made between a sight whole word method and a phonics method. The alpha level adopted to test the hypothesis was 0.05. The value of the Student-t ratio was 4.65. A statistical table confirmed that a statistically significant ratio would need to be 2.45. 2.45 < 4.65; therefore, the null hypothesis was rejected. The findings led the researcher to conclude that the sight whole word method was superior to the phonics method for the child used in the study.

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© Dale Dennis

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