The dimensionality of inference making:Are local and global inferences distinguishable?

Cain, Kate and Muijselaar, Marloes M. L. (2018) The dimensionality of inference making:Are local and global inferences distinguishable? Scientific Studies of Reading, 22 (2). pp. 117-136. ISSN 1088-8438

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Abstract

We investigated the dimensionality of inference making in samples of 4- to 9-year-olds (Ns=416-783) to determine if local and global coherence inferences could be distinguished. In addition, we examined the validity of our experimenter-developed inference measure by comparing with three additional measures of listening comprehension. Multitrait, multimethod modeling determined that the best fitting model included both text and inference factors, but the factor loadings of these final models showed that local and global inference factors could not be measured reliably. The Inference Task as a whole was reliable and showed good validity at all grade levels.

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Journal Article
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Scientific Studies of Reading
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This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Scientific Studies of Reading on 27/09/2017, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/10888438.2017.1371179
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14 Aug 2017 09:12
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