ERIC Number: ED064878
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Experimental Design of an Objective Verbal-Pictorial Test for Audiovisual Equipment Operations Skills.
Scholl, Paul A.
Instruction of large groups of students in the use of audiovisual (AV) equipment presents a problem when the students' performance can only be evaluated by individual examinations on actual equipment. An attempt was made, therefore, to develop an objective, paper-and-pencil test which would provide the same evaluation. Although students in a basic instructional materials course improved their scores on the objective test between pretest and posttest, the correlations between scores on the objective test and a performance test were very low, even though the correlation was significant for female subjects considered alone. While this attempt to develop an objective test of competence with audiovisual equipment failed, future research might be more successful if care is taken to preserve the normal motivation of the student subjects. (RH)
Publication Type: N/A
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Sponsor: Southern Illinois Univ., Carbondale. Office of Research and Projects.; National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
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Note: Paper presented at the Department of Audiovisual Instruction (AECT) Annual Convention (Houston, Texas, March 24-29, 1968)