Dutch Author Recognition Test
Brysbaert, M., Sui, L., Dirix, N., & Hintz, F.
Dutch Author Recognition Test. Journal of Cognition, 3
(1): 6. doi:10.5334/joc.95.
Book reading shows large individual variability and correlates with better language ability and more empathy. This makes reading exposure an interesting variable to study. Research in English suggests that an author recognition test is the most reliable objective assessment of reading frequency. In this article, we describe the efforts we made to build and test a Dutch author recognition test (DART for older participants and DART_R for younger participants). Our data show that the test is reliable and valid, both in the Netherlands and in Belgium (split-half reliability over .9 with university students, significant correlations with language abilities) and can be used with a young, non-university population. The test is free to use for research purposes.