Effects of speeded speech presentations on confidence-weighted and traditional comprehension scores

Michael Beatty, Ralph R. Behnke, F. H. Goodyear

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

10 Scopus citations

Abstract

The two-process hypothesis suggests that presentation rate can be increased, without a corresponding loss in comprehension, until it reaches and exceeds the receiver’s decoding capacity, suggesting a non-linear rate-comprehension relationship. In the present study this prediction of non-linearity was evaluated in light of both confidence-weighted and traditional comprehension scores. The results indicate that comprehension operationalized by traditional scoring techniques is not significantly affected until presentation rates reach 280 words per minute, a finding consistent with previous research. However, when confidence-weighted scoring is employed, increased presentation rate is accompanied by linear decreases in comprehension.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)147-151
Number of pages5
JournalCommunication Monographs
Volume46
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1979
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Communication

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Effects of speeded speech presentations on confidence-weighted and traditional comprehension scores'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this