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Tracking the reading eye : towards a model of real-world reading

Jarodzka, Halszka and Brand-Gruwel, S. (2017) In Journal of Computer Assisted Learning 33(3). p.193-201
Abstract

Eye tracking has helped to understand the process of reading a word or a sentence, and this research has been very fruitful over the past decades. However, everyday real-world reading dramatically differs from this scenario: we read a newspaper on the bus, surf the Internet for movie reviews or browse folders at work to fill in forms. Therefore, we propose to structure eye-tracking research in reading into three levels of reading: level 1 research on reading to investigate single words or sentences, level 2 research on reading and comprehending a whole text and level 3 research on reading and processing involving several text documents. The present Special Section includes three articles investigating real-world reading on levels 2 and... (More)

Eye tracking has helped to understand the process of reading a word or a sentence, and this research has been very fruitful over the past decades. However, everyday real-world reading dramatically differs from this scenario: we read a newspaper on the bus, surf the Internet for movie reviews or browse folders at work to fill in forms. Therefore, we propose to structure eye-tracking research in reading into three levels of reading: level 1 research on reading to investigate single words or sentences, level 2 research on reading and comprehending a whole text and level 3 research on reading and processing involving several text documents. The present Special Section includes three articles investigating real-world reading on levels 2 and 3. These articles show how real-world reading can be investigated by means of eye tracking and complementary methods, to understand how we read, comprehend and integrate texts in realistic, everyday scenarios. Such new research lines broaden our knowledge of reading itself.

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  author       = {Jarodzka, Halszka and Brand-Gruwel, S.},
  issn         = {0266-4909},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {06},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {193--201},
  publisher    = {Wiley-Blackwell},
  series       = {Journal of Computer Assisted Learning},
  title        = {Tracking the reading eye : towards a model of real-world reading},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jcal.12189},
  volume       = {33},
  year         = {2017},
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