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What studies should be covered in a graduate reading research course? How should the course be structured? These are questions I considered before teaching a reading research course for the first time. An investigation of the literature found little on reading research courses. While some works identified important studies, articles, and books (Froese, 1981; Manzo, 1983; Pearce and Bader, 1980; and Singer, 1985), none specifically addressed reading research courses. Gentile, Kamil, and Blanchard's Reading Research Revisited (1983) identified studies and furnished a structure. The studies covered, however, appeared to be the editors' choices. In an attempt to answer questions about course content and structure, a two part study was conducted. The first part was a survey to identify reading selections for a research course. A follow-up survey attempted to clarify why certain selections had been named.

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