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ERIC Number: ED145284
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 10
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Reference Count: 0
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Relative Effectiveness of Group Study on Academic Performance.
Thornton, Billy
The relative effectiveness of spontaneously-formed and organized group study was compared along with the effect of studying independently. Subjects were 34 undergraduate psychology students who participated during the regular class period. Analyses were done on grade-point averages (an index of past academic performance) and grades for the course (an index of current academic performance). The results revealed no significant effects attributable to any study condition, although spontaneous and independent groups did seem to fare slightly better than the organized group when it came to course grades. It was concluded that the use of study groups integrated into the class may still be justified and warranted for any positive effect which might possibly be accrued. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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