Eye Fixation Durations in Reading: Models of Frequency Distributions

George W. Mcconkie, Brian P. Dyre

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Quantitative versions of three models of fixation-duration frequency distributions are presented: those proposed by Suppes (1989), McConkie, Kerr and Dyre (1994) and a modified version of that proposed by Harris, Hainline, Abramov, Lemerise and Camenzuli (1988). These, plus two additional versions of the Harris et al. model, were fit to a large set of eye-movement data from a group of adult readers. The McConkie et al. model fit the data best, though the fit appears to result primarily from the functions used rather than from the architecture proposed.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationReading as a Perceptual Process
EditorsAlan Kennedy, Ralph Radach, Dieter Heller, Joël Pynte
ISBN (Print)9780080436425
StatePublished - 2000


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