International Association of Educators   |  ISSN: 1949-4270   |  e-ISSN: 1949-4289

Original article | Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research 2020, Vol. 15(4) 146-163

Evaluation of Audiobook Listening Experiences of 8th Grade Students

Cafer Çarkıt

pp. 146 - 163   |  DOI: https://doi.org/10.29329/epasr.2020.323.8   |  Manu. Number: MANU-2008-30-0001.R1

Published online: December 28, 2020  |   Number of Views: 48  |  Number of Download: 205


Abstract

In this research, audiobook listening experiences of 8th grade students are discussed. In this context, the effect of audiobooks on students' attitudes towards listening is determined and their opinions on audiobooks are evaluated. In the study, action research design, one of the qualitative research methods, was used. The prepared action plan covers an 11-week period in the 2018-2019 school year. The research was conducted in an 8th grade class with 24 students in a secondary in the province of Kayseri, in Talas district. The research data were collected by using the listening attitude scale for secondary school students, student diaries, semi-structured interview forms and interview records. The change in students' attitudes scale, within the framework of the action plan, was identified by using the paired t-test analysis with pre-test and post-test applications.  The qualitative data collected on audiobook listening experience in students were analyzed by using content analysis. According to research results, audiobooks have a positive effect on students' attitudes towards listening. While the most important advantages of audiobooks are the fact that they can be listened to at any place, they enrich imagination and encourage students to use the Internet in a more beneficial way, their most common disadvantages are the fact that they do not improve reading speed, that they do not serve for exams and that they cause attention deficit. In the study, it was concluded that event-themed books were the favorite audiobook type in students.

Keywords: audiobook; advantage; disadvantage; student; listening; attitude


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APA 6th edition
Carkit, C. (2020). Evaluation of Audiobook Listening Experiences of 8th Grade Students . Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research, 15(4), 146-163. doi: 10.29329/epasr.2020.323.8

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Carkit, C. (2020). Evaluation of Audiobook Listening Experiences of 8th Grade Students . Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research, 15(4), pp. 146-163.

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Carkit, Cafer (2020). "Evaluation of Audiobook Listening Experiences of 8th Grade Students ". Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research 15 (4):146-163. doi:10.29329/epasr.2020.323.8.

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