The effect of PQRST technique on recalling what you read

Fatih Aygören


In this study, its examined that, whether or not there is any significant difference between reading with PQRST or repetitive normal reading, about recalling. Research grounded on quantitative paradigm. Experimental model used with single subject. Eight texts read four times in a row with normal reading, eight texts read with PQRST. After reading each text, ten-question test was done by the subject student. One test was done immediately and the other was delayed for 30 minutes. The results analyzed with Wilcoxon signed ranks test.It was found that repetitive normal reading was better than reading with PQRST at recalling in the short term. There was no significant difference about recalling in the long term between PQRST and repetitive normal reading. Also, it was found that there was a significant difference when we compare the difference between immediate and delayed tests of PQRST and normal reading sessions, in favor of PQRST. 


PQRST Technique; Normal Reading; Recall; Single Subject Research

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