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.
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- Language and Linguistics
Effects of speeded speech presentations on confidence-weighted and traditional comprehension scores. / Beatty, Michael; Behnke, Ralph R.; Goodyear, F. H.In: Communication Monographs, Vol. 46, No. 2, 1979, p. 147-151.
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