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Experimental Investigations into Reading
PSYC 390
Fall 2008
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: NS&B 390

Experienced readers can easily recognize thousands of words. The mental dictionaries of these readers are efficiently organized to allow rapid and seemingly effortless word recognition. There are still many unanswered questions about the processes involved in visual word recognition. In this class, students will work together with the instructor to design and carry out an experimental investigation relating to reading and word recognition. The semester will provide students with a chance to integrate all aspects of the experimental process: idea formation, experimental design, data collection and analysis, interpretation, write-up, and presentation. We will meet once a week to discuss readings related to the projects and hear progress reports.

Essential Capabilities: Quantitative Reasoning, Writing
Reading of contemporary literature and discussions and presentation of research findings will require an understanding of quantitative relationships. Synthesizing the research literature and formulating and expresssing these hypotheses in written format in the final laboratory report will require writing skills.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: None
Course Format: DiscussionGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (EDST-MN)(EDST)(NS&B)(PSYC)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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