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Advances in Psychological Science    2015, Vol. 23 Issue (11) : 1894-1909     DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2015.01894
Meta-Analysis |
The Effects of Interword Spacing in Chinese Text Reading: A Meta-analysis Based on Eye Movements Research
YU Xianglian1,2; REN Zhihong3; YE Yiduo2
(1 International College of Chinese School, Fujian Normal University, Fuzhou 350108, China)
(2 College of Education, Fujian Normal University, Fuzhou 350108, China)
(3 School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Fuzhou University, Fuzhou 350108, China)
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Abstract  

Meta-analysis was used to investigate the effects of interword space in Chinese text reading. In the present study, 18 retrieved literatures were used, including 186 pairs of data which met the meta-analysis standard (n = 756). The results indicated that: (1) the overall effect of interword space on mean fixation duration, total fixation count of the whole sentence, first fixation duration, gaze duration, total reading time of target word, and fixation count of target word was 0.65, -0.12, 0.26, 0.58, 0.67 and 0.64 respectively. (2) Significant differences were revealed in the subgroups analysis: the effect of foreign students group was strikingly higher than Chinese students group on mean fixation duration, first fixation duration, gaze duration, total reading time of target word, and fixation count of target word. The spaced group was remarkably higher than the highlighted group on mean fixation duration. The lower level group was significantly higher than the higher level group on gaze duration, total reading time of target word, and fixation count of target word. The true word group was dramatically higher than the pseudo-word group on gaze duration, total reading time of target word, and fixation count of target word. The primary school students group was significantly higher than the college school students group on the total reading time of the target word.

Keywords interword spacing      Chinese      text reading      eye movements research      meta-analysis     
Corresponding Authors: YE Yiduo, E-mail: yeyiduo@163.com   
Issue Date: 15 November 2015
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YU Xianglian,REN Zhihong,YE Yiduo. The Effects of Interword Spacing in Chinese Text Reading: A Meta-analysis Based on Eye Movements Research[J]. Advances in Psychological Science, 2015, 23(11): 1894-1909.
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