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ERIC Number: ED003314
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963
Pages: 116
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A COMPARISON OF PROGRAMED AND STANDARD TEXTBOOKS IN COLLEGE INSTRUCTION.
FISHER, MARGARET B.; MALPASS, LESLIE F.
THIS STUDY WAS DESIGNED TO DETERMINE WHETHER SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCES OCCUR IN MASTERY OF A COLLEGE COURSE LECTURE-DISCUSSION TYPE FOR FRESHMEN AND SOPHOMORES WHEN STUDENTS USE PROGRAMED MATERIALS OF INSTRUCTION RATHER THAN STANDARD TEXTBOOKS. FOUR STANDARD AND FOUR PROGRAMED SECTIONS WERE USED FOR COMPARATIVE PURPOSES. STUDENTS SELECTED THESE SECTIONS WITHOUT ADVANCE NOTICE OF INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNIQUE. COMPARISONS WERE MADE BETWEEN THE SECTIONS AND OTHER RELEVANT SUBGROUPS BY APPROPRIATE STATISTICAL MEASURES, WITH GRADES BEING THE PRINCIPAL CRITERION FOR SUBJECT-MATTER MASTERY. FEW SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCES IN MASTERY OF SUBJECT MATTER WERE FOUND BETWEEN STUDENTS IN THE TWO MAJOR GROUPS. SEVERAL DIRECT EXPRESSIONS OF PREFERENCE FOR PROGRAMED MATERIAL WERE OBTAINED, HOWEVER, SOME STUDENTS FELT THAT PROGRAMED MATERIAL DEMANDED MORE TIME AND STUDY THAN THEY WISHED TO GIVE, AND SEVERAL STUDENTS IN STANDARD SECTIONS EXPRESSED RESENTMENT OF AN ADVANTAGE IN PREPARING FOR MULTIPLE-CHOICE EXAMINATIONS THAT THEY FELT MUST ACCRUE TO STUDENTS USING THE PROGRAMED TEXTBOOKS. THE PREFERENCE FOR VERTICAL OVER HORIZONTAL PROGRAM FORMAT WAS EXPRESSED VERY STRONGLY. (LP)
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Authoring Institution: University of South Florida, Tampa.
Identifiers: FLORIDA; Florida (Tampa)