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ERIC Number: ED010994
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 11
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A STUDY OF SMALL GROUP DYNAMICS AND PRODUCTIVITY IN THE BSCS LABORATORY BLOCK PROGRAM.
HURD, PAUL DEHART; ROWE, MARY BUDD
THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SMALL GROUP COMPATIBILITY AND ACHIEVEMENT IN THE BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE CURRICULUM STUDY LABORATORY BLOCK PROGRAM WAS TESTED. STUDENTS IN 14 CLASSES FROM FOUR HIGH SCHOOLS WERE ASSIGNED TO FOUR-MEMBER LABORATORY GROUPS CLASSIFIED AS COMPATIBLE OR INCOMPATIBLE. GROUP CLASSIFICATION WAS VALIDATED BY OBSERVERS WHO WERE NOT AWARE OF THE INITIAL CLASSIFICATION. THE TWO CATEGORIES OF GROUPS WERE EQUATED FOR SCHOLASTIC ABILITY AND BIOLOGY ACHIEVEMENT. DATA INCLUDED EFFICIENCY RATINGS AND PARTICIPATION INDEXES DETERMINED BY OBSERVERS, AND FINAL TEST RESULTS. SPEARMAN RANK ORDER CORRELATIONS BETWEEN PREDICTED GROUP COMPATIBILITY SCORES, BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE CURRICULUM STUDY BLUE VERSION FINAL EXAMINATION SCORES, MEAN GROUP EFFICIENCY SCORES, AND GROUP PARTICIPATION INDEX SCORES WERE DETERMINED. THE PERFORMANCE OF INCOMPATIBLE GROUPS IN COLLEGE-BOUND CLASSES TENDED TO BE HIGHER THAN THOSE IN COMPATIBLE GROUPS. PERFORMANCE OF NONCOLLEGE-BOUND STUDENTS TENDED TO INCREASE WITH PREDICTED COMPATIBILITY. THIS ARTICLE IS PUBLISHED IN THE "JOURNAL OF RESEARCH IN SCIENCE TEACHING," VOLUME 4, ISSUE 2, 1966. (AG)
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Identifiers: Biological Sciences Curriculum Study