E-texts or p-texts? Evidence from reading comprehension tasks for Polish teenage learners of English

Klaudia Emanuela Gąsior

Abstract


Research investigating differences between reading comprehension of electronic and paper texts has so far provided conflicting evidence. Thus, the present paper aims to examine the impact of the text source on the quality of reading comprehension of Polish intermediate learners of English. In a pre-test the participants representing a similar level of this subskill were selected and divided into two groups. In the study proper, the control group read a paper version of the text while the treatment group did it using a computer screen. Although the participants’ results were better in the case of e-texts than of p-texts, these differences were not statistically significant.


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reading comprehension; EFL reading; paper texts; electronic texts; secondary school students

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17951/lsmll.2019.43.4.127-146
Data publikacji: 2019-12-30 00:00:00
Data złożenia artykułu: 2019-04-30 09:23:12


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