DISERTASI dan TESIS Program Pascasarjana UM, 2016

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An Investigation of Two Types of Media Used in Listening Comprehension Test across Age Levels: Recorded vs. Unrecorded

Rimbi Budi Setiarini




Setiarini, Rimbi Budi. An Investigation of Two Types of Media Used in Listening

Comprehension Test across Age Levels: Recorded vs. Unrecorded. Thesis. English Language Teaching, Graduate Program, Universitas Negeri Malang. Advisors: (I) Dr. Mirjam Anugerahwati, M.A, (II) Dr. Enny Irawati, M.Pd,


Keywords: Two Types of Media, Listening Comprehension Test, Age Levels


This study was conducted to investigate the use of two types of media in listening comprehension test based on the students’ age levels. The two types of media used here were native recorded media and non-native unrecorded media. In this research, young learners were compared to adult learners.

To accommodate the above requirement, the study employed an experimental design with repeated measures on both groups. There were two groups involved as the subjects of this study. The first group was class 5A ICP in the second semester of 2014/2015 academic year of Laboratory Primary School, Universitas Negeri Malang, consisted of 22 students, as the representation of young learners. The next group was class A of Psychology Program in University of Islam Raden Rahmat (UNIRA) Malang who were the second semester students in 2014/2015 academic year who take English subject as their “ESP” course, consisted of 15 students, as the representatation of the adult learners.

The research have resulted some findings. First, the unrecorded media was more effective for young learners. Second, based on the result of the data computation showed that the two types of media being compared did not affect the result of the listening comprehension tests on adult level. Therefore, both of media could be used for adult level. Third, there were no interaction between two types media used in listening comprehension test and age levels. 

Based on the results of the research, there are some suggestions for further researchers. First, further researchers may use subjects with similar motivation in learning English. Second, further researchers may use non-native voice to both media (recorded and unrecorded). The materials could be taken from YouTube for the non-native recorded media. Third, it is suggested to involve all of the age levels (including adolescent) in the use of media for the next investigation. Lastly, the young learners may be tested by using unrecorded media and adult learners may be tested by using both recorded and unrecorded media.