Data from: Eye Movements of Older and Younger Readers when Reading Unspaced Text
The Data component contains the raw eye movement data from the experiment, and may also contain data processing scripts, processed data, interim files, and analysis scripts.
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- Cite This Work
Rayner, Keith; Yang, Jinmian; Schuett, Susanne; Slattery, Timothy J (2015): Data from: Eye movements of older and younger readers when reading unspaced text. In Keith Rayner Eye Movements in Reading Data Collection. UC San Diego Library Digital Collections. http://dx.doi.org/10.6075/J0J10122
Older and younger readers read normal and unspaced text as their eye movements were monitored. A high or low frequency word was embedded in each sentence. Global analyses yielded large effects of spacing with unspaced text leading to much longer reading times for both groups, but the older readers had much more difficulty with unspaced text than younger readers. Local analyses of the target word revealed large main effects due to age, spacing, and frequency. In general, the older readers had more difficulty with the unspaced text than younger readers and some reasons why they did so are suggested.
Adults, student, senior
- Scope And Content
Within the component titled "Data", separate folders exist for College Student Subjects and Older Readers. Within each of these folders, subject data files are available in ascii format within the "ASC" subfolder and a number of data processing scripts and files within the "Processing" subfolder. Within the Processing->EyeDry Files->da 1 subfolders are da1 files for each subject created from the corresponding ascii files. In the component titled "Materials", there is a copy of the script file used to run the experiment. These script files contain the experimental stimuli. See the Guide (Related Resource link, below) for details on some of the different types of files and column definitions that are contained in the data collection.
- Technical Details
Presentation software: EyeTrack_0_7_10k; Font: 14pt Courier New (11 horizontal pixels per character); Viewing distance: 55 cm; Screen resolution: 1024 X 768; Cut-off for short fixations: 80 ms; Cut-off for long fixations: 1000 ms; Fixations within n characters merged: 1 character; Software used for data processing: TimDrop.pl, Questions.pl, EyeDry
- Related Publications
Rayner, K, Yang, J., Schuett, S., & Slattery, T.J. (2013). Eye movements of older and younger readers when reading unspaced text. Experimental Psychology, 60, 354-361. http://dx.doi.org/10.1027/1618-3169/a000207
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Research Data Curation Program, UC San Diego, La Jolla, 92093-0175 (https://lib.ucsd.edu/rdcp)
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NIH, German Academic Exchange Service
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