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The Use Of Collaborative Strategic Reading: Changing Students’ Reading Comprehension And Motivation (An Experimental Research at the Eighth Grade of SMPN 1 Barat in the Academic Year of 2014/2015)


Oleh :
Irma Rahmawati - K2211046 - Pascasarjana

ABSTRACT

Irma Rahmawati. K2211046. THE USE OF COLLABORATIVE 
STRATEGIC READING: CHANGING STUDENTS’ READING
COMPREHENSION AND MOTIVATION (An Experimental Research at the 
Eighth Grade of SMPN 1 Barat in the Academic Year of 2014/2015). Thesis.
Surakarta: Teacher Training and Education Faculty, Sebelas Maret University
Surakarta, October 2015. 
The objective of this research is to identify: (1) whether there is significant
difference in reading comprehension achievement between students taught using
Collaborative Strategic Reading (CSR) and direct instruction method; (2) which
method, CSR or direct instruction method, is more effective to be applied in
teaching reading; and (3) which group, control group or experimental group, has
higher motivation. 
This research is a quasi experimental research with pos-test only and
control group design which is conducted at SMPN 1 Barat in the academic year of
2014/2015. This research uses mixed methods approach which applies concurrent
nested strategy with the quantitative data as the priority. The population is the
eighth grade students of SMPN 1 Barat. The number of the total population is 273
students coming from eight classes. The sampling method used in this research is
cluster random sampling. From the population, two classes are taken randomly as
the sample. The samples are class VIII C as the experimental group which
consists of 33 students, and class VIII F as the control group which consists of 33
students. The research instruments used to collect the data in this research are test
and questionnaire. The techniques of the data analysis used are descriptive and
inferential statistics and the data are analyzed by using t-test formula. 
The finding of the research shows the following: (1) there is a significant
difference in reading comprehension between the students taught using
Collaborative Strategic Reading (CSR) and the students taught using direct
instruction method at the eighth grade of SMP Negeri 1 Barat in the academic
year of 2014/2015 with the t-value or t
= 4.432 ; (2) CSR is more effective to be
applied in teaching reading than direct instruction method, since the mean score of
the experimental group (65.455) is higher than the mean score of the control
group (55.545); and (3) the students taught using CSR have higher motivation
than the students taught using direct instruction method, since the mean score of
the experimental group (151.667) is higher than the mean score of the control
group (142.848).