Read&Answer,A Tool to Capture on-Line Processing of Electronic Texts
Raquel Cerdan*, Eduardo Vidal-Abarca, Ladislao Salmeron, Tomas Martínez , Ramiro Gilabert
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2009
First Page: 133
Last Page: 140
Publisher Id: TOERGJ-2-133
Article History:Received Date: 22/11/2008
Revision Received Date: 02/02/2009
Acceptance Date: 04/02/2009
Electronic publication date: 15/12/2009
Collection year: 2009
open-access license: This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Public License (CC-BY 4.0), a copy of which is available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/legalcode. This license permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
This paper is aimed at presenting Read&Answer, a tool that records reading times, one of the main on-line methods employed in text processing research. Read&Answer allows the recording, analysis and interpretation of the learner processing in order to test specific hypotheses and explain final comprehension results. First, we will describe the tool, and then we will briefly explain some research studies using the tool. We will show how Read&Answer can be used in combination with another on-line method extensively employed in text processing research, i.e., verbal protocols, and we will also compare Read&Answer with eye movement tracking, a widely accepted on-line reading times technique.