ERIC Number: ED243425
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Practical Strategies for Encouraging Research in Computer-Based Instruction.
King, F. J.; Roblyer, M. D.
This paper presents five designs (three one-group and two two-group) which can be effectively employed to study computer-based methods in non-laboratory settings, including actual classroom implementation, where a non-treatment control design may not be feasible. These designs are sequential analysis, value-added analysis, non-equivalent dependent variables, regression-discontinuity, and cohort design. For each design, examples of research studies which effectively employ such designs are given. Sample utility programs and procedures are provided which can be used by persons with limited training in statistics and research methods to analyze data resulting from these non-traditional designs. A decision flowchart is included, as well as a description of how to select the most appropriate non-traditional design for a specific project. Three appendices provide an Applesoft BASIC program for sequential analysis; computations for value-added analysis; and analysis and results of the regression-discontinuity design. Twenty-two references are listed. (LMM)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (Dallas, TX, January 20-24, 1984). For proceedings, see IR 011 020.