The Use of Question-Answer Relationship to Improve Students' Reading Comprehension

Luthfiyah Apriani

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The objective of this study was to find out the significant difference in reading comprehension between the students who were taught by using Question Answer Relationship and those who were not of the eighth grade students of SMP PGRI Pagaralam. The writer used quasi experimental design, the population of this study was 278 students and the sample was taken through purposive sampling with 2 classes with the total of sample was 70 students. In  analyzing the data, the writer used paired sample t-test and independent sample t-test. From the results of calculation, in paired sample t-test based on the calculation by using SPSS 20 program, the value of t-obtained 5.599 at the significance value p>0.05 in two tailed testing with df = 34 the critical value of t-table 2.042, while in independent sample t-test, the value of t-obtained was 2.999 at the significance value p>0.05 in two tailed testing with df = 68, the critical value of t-table was 2.000. The t-obtained both in paired sample t-test and independent sample t-test higher than t-table. It means that there were significant difference between students’ who were taught by using Question – Answer Relationship and those who were not before and after the treatment. It can be said that Question – Answer Relationship strategy could improve students’ reading compeherension and it could be identified from their reading comprehension achievement.

 

Keywords : Question – Answer Relationship, Reading Comprehension.

 

 


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