The most probable obstacle facing many unmotivated readers is a lack of self-confidence.
“Whether told by others that they are not as good a reader as their
older siblings or whether they have developed the attitude from peers that reading
measured as the ability to understand narrative and expository text,
shown in a national sample of students (Campbell, Voelkl, & Donahue,
1997). At all three ages studied (9,13, and 17 years), the more highly
engaged readers showed higher...
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Chapter 3: Method
An ethnographic approach to research allows researchers to immerse themselves into a culture and collect naturalistic data. Naturalistic data consists of real-world observations rather than...
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must be able to provide “concrete strategic and tactical recommendations,” (Durante & Feehan, 2005, p. 13). The empirical world consists of
“the minute by minute, day to day social life of individuals as they interact...