ERIC Number: ED055152
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
Conduct a Cost Effectiveness Study of Postgraduate Medical Education Programs. Part I, Part II (Appendixes). Final Report.
Manning, Phillip R.; And Others
To gather data on the effects of different modes of instruction on physician achievement in plotting mean P, O, RS, and T receptiors in electrocardiography, researchers chose a random sample of physicians who had taken a correspondence course on electrocardiography during the previous 5 years from the University of Southern California School of Medicine. The 500 subjects were randomly assigned to two instructional groups and given a 30-item test requiring the subject to plot vectors from 12-lead electrocardiogram tracings. The results were analyzed using a computer program. There was no significant difference using textbook, programed textbook, lecture-workshop, and lecture-demonstration on achievement tests, but a significant difference among means of instructional time was found. The second part of the study tested the hypothesis that among the groups of physicians there were no significant differences in the results of the test of knowledge requiring the application of the information taught by lecture with slides, set-clinic with slides, lecture with slides and a film of a patient, and bedside teaching with the patient that was films and slides. Volume II of the study is a programed text on spatial analysis of the electrocardiogram. (BC)
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Sponsor: Public Health Service (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Health Manpower.
Authoring Institution: University of Southern California, Los Angeles.