ERIC Number: ED032779
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Feb
Reference Count: 0
An Experimental Study of the Degree of Affective Response Elicited by Several Mediated and Non-Mediated Instructional Methods. Final Report.
Silber, Kenneth H.
An experimental study evaluated affective response by students to various teaching media--films, slides, and audio tapes. Goals involved rating the media as to the degree of affective response (emotional involvement or attitudinal learning) each could elicit over non-mediated, teacher presentation of the same material. Affect was defined as increase in interest (measured through capillary pulse pressure) and subsequent action (selecting a book on the subject of instruction). Results showed no significant difference between non-mediated students of different kinds on the variable of interest as measured through capillary pressure, suggesting that this measurement is too insensitive (especially when taken after, not during, testing). Films proved able to elicit more subsequent action (book selections) than all other media combined, and was the only one of the media tested able to create affective response significantly greater than controls. A review of psychological literature and a bibliography are included. (BB)
Descriptors: Affective Behavior, Audiotape Recordings, Educational Media, Films, Instruction, Instructional Films, Instructional Materials, Literature Reviews, Measurement Instruments, Measurement Techniques, Media Research, Research Criteria, Research Design, Slides, Student Motivation, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Dept. of Instructional Technology.
Note: Thesis submitted to the School of Education of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles