This week’s studies: Reading comprehension and statistics

 book open pages library books knowledge reading, by ksheltonTo keep myself accountable, I’m posting my weekly readings.  The deal is: at least seven articles or chapters a week, no excuses.This will also double as a nice record of book and article references, and a trail for those interested in the topics of Evolutionary Religious Studies, Cognitive Science of Religion, and Culture and Cognition.This week’s studies

Sunday

Morrow, D.  “Situation Models and Point of View in Narrative Understanding.”  In: Van Peer, W. and Chatman, S. B., eds.  (2001).  New Perspectives on Narrative Perspective.  Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.

– explores role of protagonist point of view (deictic perspective, or “here/now” point in space and time), and summarizes many predictions on how switching between points of view should affect reading times, accessibility of information, causal inferences, and emotional reactions to events (p. 228).

Monday

Therriault, D. J. and Rinck, M.  (2007).  “Multidimensional Situation Models.”  In: Schmalhofer, F. and Perfetti, C., eds.  Higher level language processes in the brain: inference and comprehension processes.  Mawah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.

– Summarizes much research on the situation model of discourse processes theory, and evaluates the various dimensions of it.

Tuesday

van den Broek, P., Risden, K., and Husebye-Hartmann, E.  (1995).  “The Role of Readers’ Standards for Coherence in the Generation of Inferences.”  In: Lorch, R. F., and O’Brien, E. J., eds.  Scources of Coherence in Reading.  Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.

Wednesday

Stone, J.  (2008).  Religious Naturalism Today: Rebirth of a Forgotten Alternative.  Albany, NY: State University of New York.  (introduction)

Thursday

Utts, J. M., and Heckard, R. F.  (2012).  “Chapter 1: Success Stories and Cautionary Tales.”  Mind on Statistics, 4th Edition.  Boston, MA: Brooks/Cole.

Friday

Utts, J. M., and Heckard, R. F.  (2012).  “Chapter 2: Turning Data into Information.”  Mind on Statistics, 4th Edition.  Boston, MA: Brooks/Cole.

Saturday

Utts, J. M., and Heckard, R. F.  (2012).  “Chapter 5: Sampling: Surveys and How to Ask Questions.”  Mind on Statistics, 4th Edition.  Boston, MA: Brooks/Cole.

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