Identifying Individual Differences in Reading

What Are We Looking For?

Authored by: Emily Fox , Liliana Maggioni

Handbook of Individual Differences in Reading

Print publication date:  September  2015
Online publication date:  August  2015

Print ISBN: 9780415658874
eBook ISBN: 9780203075562
Adobe ISBN: 9781135120931


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The aim of this chapter is to encourage a conversation about what we as a field are looking for in investigating individual differences in reading. Initiating such a conversation requires somewhat of a bird’s-eye view of what has been done and is being done in the way of research. However, the research on individual differences in reading has been tremendously prolific—as shown by the need for an entire handbook devoted to discussing such research. Therefore, we will use examples to illustrate what we see as important patterns and influences related to individual differences, but do not here carry out a systematic review or analysis.

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