Reading Study 2011

Reading Strategies of People who Stutter

7th - 30th July 2011

We are currently looking for People who stutter to take part in this study

In return for your participation we will pay £10 and can pay for travel.

This eye-tracking based study aims to compare the reading strategies of people who stutter with those of normally-fluent speakers.

The study itself involves silently reading a number of sentences and answering simple comprehension questions, while tracking the eyes of the participant.
We will also conduct a short test of stuttering severity, which involves being filmed while engaging in conversation and reading a short passage aloud.
You will be asked to provide some background details about your stutter*.

There are number of criteria that potential participants must meet to take part.
you must be…

  • Monolingual.
  • A native speaker of English.

And you must have normal or corrected to normal vision.

We are very flexible in terms of time and can run the experiment at weekends and in the evenings to accommodate working people. The estimated time to run the experiment is between 1-1.5 hours.

The experiment will take place in the University of Edinburgh Psychology Building located at 7 George Square, which is located on Central campus. A 10 minute walk from Waverley station or a 12 min Walk from St Andrews Square. (Maps will be provided upon booking a time slot.)

We are also looking for normally fluent participants to match the stuttering participants, so if you know anyone of a similar age and background to yourself (ie. friend/family member) please invite them to get in contact or mention it when booking and we can make provision for this.

The study is being run by Sam Miller (an MSc Student) and Madeleine Beveridge (a PhD student) from The University of Edinburgh Psychology Department.

For further information or to book a time slot please contact:
Sam Miller


Madeleine Beveridge


** Recordings and data collected will not be associated with your name. They will be used solely for the experiment and will be destroyed when the experiment is complete.

Thanks for your time.

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