RESEARCH ARTICLE


Read&Answer,A Tool to Capture on-Line Processing of Electronic Texts



Raquel Cerdan*, Eduardo Vidal-Abarca, Ladislao Salmeron, Tomas Martínez , Ramiro Gilabert
Department of Developmental and Educational Psychology, University of Valencia, Avda. Blasco Ibáñez 21, 46010 Valencia, Spain.


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* Address correspondence to this author at the Department of Developmental and Educational Psychology, University of Valencia, Avda. Blasco Ibáñez 21, 46010 Valencia, Spain; E-mail: Raquel.Cerdan@uv.es


Abstract

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.

Keywords: Online processing measures, electronic text reading, think aloud, eye movements.