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Computer assessment of reading vocabulary: A preliminary study of the relationships between knowledge, word frequency, and response time

Journal Article


Abstract


  • The assessment of vocabulary knowledge has posed a number of problems which have resulted in widely differing estimates of children���s vocabulary growth. Such estimates assume importance when school texts are controlled for vocabulary diversity, and in pedagogical debates concerning the value of vocabulary instruction. In this paper we outline a computer���based methodology which obtains simple timed responses to sets of words and word���like nonsense items. We present pilot data depicting estimated vocabulary knowledge, and relating it to word frequency and decision response time, and we speculate about the question of total vocabulary size. �� 1985 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

Publication Date


  • 1985

Citation


  • Freebody, P., & Cooksey, R. W. (1985). Computer assessment of reading vocabulary: A preliminary study of the relationships between knowledge, word frequency, and response time. Reading Psychology, 6(3-4), 157-168. doi:10.1080/0270271850060304

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84953084258

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 157

End Page


  • 168

Volume


  • 6

Issue


  • 3-4

Place Of Publication


Abstract


  • The assessment of vocabulary knowledge has posed a number of problems which have resulted in widely differing estimates of children���s vocabulary growth. Such estimates assume importance when school texts are controlled for vocabulary diversity, and in pedagogical debates concerning the value of vocabulary instruction. In this paper we outline a computer���based methodology which obtains simple timed responses to sets of words and word���like nonsense items. We present pilot data depicting estimated vocabulary knowledge, and relating it to word frequency and decision response time, and we speculate about the question of total vocabulary size. �� 1985 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

Publication Date


  • 1985

Citation


  • Freebody, P., & Cooksey, R. W. (1985). Computer assessment of reading vocabulary: A preliminary study of the relationships between knowledge, word frequency, and response time. Reading Psychology, 6(3-4), 157-168. doi:10.1080/0270271850060304

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84953084258

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 157

End Page


  • 168

Volume


  • 6

Issue


  • 3-4

Place Of Publication