Quantitative Methods Forum: Marina Rain

January 22, 2018 @ 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

When: Monday, Jan 22, 2018 @ 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Where:  Norm Endler Seminar Room (BSB 164)

Speaker: Marina Rain, York University

Title: Revision and validation of the Genre Author Recognition Test
Abstract: There is a growing interest in the divergent social, cognitive, and emotional outcomes associated with reading fiction and nonfiction. To further research in this area, it is important to develop measures that can capture genre-specific reading behaviour, especially since fiction and nonfiction reading tend to be highly correlated. The Author Recognition Test (ART) has been adapted to measure print exposure to various genres and is routinely used in reading research. However, due to the nature of the ART, it is important that author names are frequently updated to ensure that new popular authors are represented. This talk will describe the latest revision of the Genre ART, informed by Item Response Theory.