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Publication abstract: Older and younger readers read normal and unspaced text as their eye movements were monitored. A high or low frequency word was embedded in each sentence. Global analyses yielded large effects of spacing with unspaced text leading to much longer reading times for both groups, but the older readers had much more difficulty with unspaced text than younger readers. Local analyses of the target word revealed large main effects due to age, spacing, and frequency. In general, the older readers had more difficulty with the unspaced text than younger readers and some reasons why they did so are suggested. Subject population: Adults, student, senior Research Data Curation Program, UC San Diego, La Jolla, 92093-0175 (https://library.ucsd.edu/research-and-collections/data-curation/) Rayner, Keith; Yang, Jinmian; Schuett, Susanne; Slattery, Timothy J (2015): Data from: Eye movements of older and younger readers when reading unspaced text. In Keith Rayner Eye Movements in Reading Data Collection. UC San Diego Library Digital Collections. http://dx.doi.org/10.6075/J0J10122 Rayner, K, Yang, J., Schuett, S., & Slattery, T.J. (2013). Eye movements of older and younger readers when reading unspaced text. Experimental Psychology, 60, 354-361. http://dx.doi.org/10.1027/1618-3169/a000207 Within the component titled "Data", separate folders exist for College Student Subjects and Older Readers. Within each of these folders, subject data files are available in ascii format within the "ASC" subfolder and a number of data processing scripts and files within the "Processing" subfolder. Within the Processing->EyeDry Files->da 1 subfolders are da1 files for each subject created from the corresponding ascii files. In the component titled "Materials", there is a copy of the script file used to run the experiment. These script files contain the experimental stimuli. See the Guide (Related Resource link, below) for details on some of the different types of files and column definitions that are contained in the data collection.
Psychology Eye movements Eye-tracking Reading Word frequency