Investigating cognitive processes in reading comprehension with eye tracking technology

Faculty Name:
Anne Cook

Department:
Educational Psychology

Faculty College:
Education

Email:
anne.cook@utah.edu


Project Description:

This is an ongoing series of of studies designed to explore basic cognitive processes involved in word recognition and reading comprehension. We use eye tracking technology to measure participants’ reading behaviors as they engage in relatively simple comprehension tasks, and use the information to gain a better understanding of what factors influence comprehension at multiple levels



Opportunity Type:

Volunteer; Prepare a UROP proposal; Write an Honors Thesis; Earn independent study credit


Student Role:

Stimulus generation, program coding, data collection, data analysis, data presentation, participation in lab meetings


Student Benefits:

Gain first-hand experience in working in a cognitive psychology lab, with potential for continued participation in research projects


Project Duration:

projects are ongoing; most undergraduates put in 8-10 hours per week in the lab


Minimum Requirements:

good writing skills, attention to detail, interest in experimental psychology