I am at the 8th International Conference of the British Dyslexia Association (BDA) this week in Harrogate. I have posted a blog about eminent speakers dicussing reading research on www.unravelling reading.org.uk for you to look.
I gave a short talk on my reading research. You can download the powerpoint if you click here, though it doesn’t do justice to some of my off the cuff remarks! Sue Partridge BDA conference
A few random thoughts…
1. Why is the majority of the research on dyslexia I have heard presented so far based on a a narrow definition of dyslexia as phonological processing difficulties and reading deficits; related to children or higher achieving university students; and based on large sample quantitative findings…? Do they miss something on individual differences?
2. Do researchers pay too much attention to statisitical significance in reporting their findings and not enough on validity and test error in the assessments they use?
More tomorrow from Day 2 of the conference.
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