Research in reading has been voluminous over the years. Whether research has been conducted to satisfy one's doctoral requirements or whether it has been done by university or school personnel to prove or disprove an educational theory, a portion of the research studies done can be disclaimed for three simple reasons: (l) the hypothesis or premise under which the study was launched has been shabbily conceived, (2) the problem was not clearly defined, and (3) research results cannot be replicated or stand up against rigorous examination because of faulty research design.
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