Difference Of A Child 's Comprehension

860 WordsFeb 25, 20164 Pages
Description of the Study The purpose of this study was to examine the difference of a child’s comprehension when being read with a traditional book versus being read to with an electronic book. The independent variable is reading and the dependent variable is the comprehension and learning the child receives from the parent-joint reading. Also, the dependent variable is the background the children come from and the families learning history. In the study, by Marina Krcmar and Drew P. Cingel, there were multiple hypothesis and multiple research questions, but the main one I will be focusing on is hypothesis one. Krcmar and Cingel stated that the children will exhibit higher comprehension when their parents read to them using a traditional book compared to using an electronic book. Seventy parent-child dyads were recruited from child care centers. The children’s ages ranged between 24 and 60 months while the study did not report the age of the parents it did say nearly all of the parents were females. The data was collected with consent forms that the parents filled out before participating and took a brief questionnaire about the child’s reading experience. If the parents were not familiar with the iPad technology, they were trained by someone who was part of the research team. When parents were comfortable, the process of the study began. In the study, the independent variable (reading) was measured in a period of ten minutes. For the ten minutes, the parents would read to
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