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The relationship between inspection time and IQ in specific reading disabled grade 7 students

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Lancaster, M (1988) The relationship between inspection time and IQ in specific reading disabled grade 7 students. Coursework Master thesis, University of Tasmania.

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Abstract

This study investigated the relationship between inspection time and
IQ in a total sample of 155 specific reading disabled (SRD) and normal
children aged 12 and 13 of average and above-average intelligence and in IQ
matched subsamples of 24 each. The Standard Progressive Matrices and a
computerised inspection time (IT) task using the adaptive staircase
procedure with an accuracy level of 79.4% were adopted. It was
hypothesised that, due to the low level perceptual deficits involved in
specific reading disability, there would be a significant difference between
the mean ITs of SRDs and normals, which in turn would lead to less
correlation between IT and IQ in SRDs, thereby implicating these low level
visual deficits in the association between IT and IQ. The results showed that
there was no significant difference between the mean ITs of both groups,
nor was there a differential IT-IQ correlation in the predicted direction. On
the contrary, a marginally significant higher IT-IQ correlation was found
in SRDs. This presents a theoretical paradox, for whereas the former
results indicate that low level perceptual deficits are not involved in
inspection time, the latter finding suggests that they are. Further research is
needed to resolve this anomaly.

Item Type: Thesis (Coursework Master)
Keywords: Reading disability, Reading, Children
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Copyright 1989 the Author - The University is continuing to endeavour to trace the copyright owner(s) and in the meantime this item has been reproduced here in good faith. We would be pleased to hear from the copyright owner(s).

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Thesis (M.Psych.)--University of Tasmania, 1989. Bibliography: leaves 64-75

Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2014 02:31
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