Metin Uzunluklarının Öğrenci Başarısına Etkisi ve Öğrencilerin Metin Uzunluklarıyla İlgili Görüşlerinin Değerlendirilmesi

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Kaya M.

TURKISH STUDIES, vol.15, no.1, pp.346-360, 2020 (SSCI)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Journal Name: TURKISH STUDIES
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, IBZ Online, International Bibliography of Social Sciences, Historical Abstracts, Index Islamicus, MLA - Modern Language Association Database, Political Science Complete, Public Affairs Index, Sociological abstracts, Worldwide Political Science Abstracts
  • Page Numbers: pp.346-360
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


The aim of this study is to determine the effect of text lengths, which have an important place in teaching Turkish basic textbooks, on student achievement and to determine students' views on text lengths. In this research, exploratory sequential hash method, which is a combination of quantitative and qualitative data techniques and integrates research results, was used. In the 2018-2019 academic year, the study group of the study was selected as an experimental group and 30 as a control group among 7th grade students studying in a secondary school in the district of Besni in Adıyaman province. 7th grade students in the study group were selected from the varieties of the purposeful sampling method, which is one of the non-random sampling methods, according to the stratified aim method. Within the scope of the research, “Understanding the Processed Text Success Test (IMABT)” was used as the quantitative data collection tool, while the “Structured Feedback Form (YGBF)” was used as the qualitative data tool. In the quantitative analysis of the research data, considering the structure of the data, t-tests were used in dependent and independent groups, which are among the parametric tests. The analyzes were carried out using the package program “SPSS-PASW Statistcs 18”. Content analysis was used in the qualitative analysis of the research data. At the beginning of the experimental process, a long and a short text was written to the experimental and control groups. Later, a success test was performed on these processed texts. During the experimental process, five short texts, one weekly, for the experimental group, and five long texts, one weekly for the control group, were processed. Achievement test was performed for each text processed. At the end of the experimental process, at the beginning of the experimental process, a short and long text that was processed to the control and experimental group was reprocessed and a success test was performed. According to the results of this research, a statistically significant difference was found between the short texts pretest and posttest achievement scores of the experimental group [(t (58) = -4.058 (p = 0.000)). It was concluded that there was no statistically significant difference between the scores [t (29) = -. 367 (p = .716)]. Most of the students in the research group stated that the texts in the Turkish textbooks were long and short texts should be included.