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

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  • Language and Reading Research Consortium (LARRC)
  • Marloes M. L. Muijselaar
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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>02/2018
<mark>Journal</mark>Scientific Studies of Reading
Issue number2
Volume22
Number of pages20
Pages (from-to)117-136
Publication statusPublished
Early online date28/09/17
Original languageEnglish

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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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