Theses

Using eye-tracking to understand reading in English as a foreign language

  • How do readers process texts, how is this influenced by linguistic difficulties and reading goals? How can teachers effectively support reading comprehension across different readers? To answer these questions, we frequently run eye-tracking experiments in our laboratories and schools. For each testing, we offer up to two internship positions combined with bachelor’s or master’s theses. More...

Determinants and effects of participating in educational activities (bachelor theses from february 2020)

  • Do basic cognitive skills, personality traits, or the cultural background correlate with participating in educational activities? We can supervise up to two bachelor theses during each of our biannual testing sessions in a school in Göttingen. More...

Bachelor thesis in the project GLYPH

  • How does the visual complexity of a typeface influence the individual learning progress in reading? In an empirical study we would like to examine the individual learning progress in learning two fonts with different visual complexity. To pilot this study, two small groups of adult participants will be trained to read at the sentence level in both artificial scripts.

Master Theses

  • We supervise master's theses, which have a recognizable relation to the topics of our research group. For an application, please send us your CV, a summary of your research interests and a letter of motivation…

Theses in progress

  • How does the vocabulary influence reading speed in speakers of English as a second language? 
  • Can the same language tests be used with monolingual and bilingual children?
  • Determinants of participating in educational activities More...