ERIC Number: ED244825
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jun
Reference Count: 0
A Comparison of Medical Terminology Exam Scores of Students Studying by Computer with Students Studying by Slide-Tape.
Learning medical terminology requires an ability to memorize word definitions, to spell the words, and to know the meaning of word parts so that new words can be analyzed. Students who enroll in the medical terminology course at California State University, Fresno, come from a variety of backgrounds, abilities, and directions. Past experience shows that roughly as many students attain a final course grade of "A" as do students who attain grades of "D" or "F." To encourage self-study outside of class, a series of self-study slide-tape modules were developed. Shortly after that, a computer program was modified to be used for self-study of medical terms. This research project was conducted to determine which method resulted in higher examination scores. Stratified random sampling techniques were used to assign students to the computer (N=22) or to the slide-tape modules (N=24). At the end of the semester, final examination scores for both groups were tabulated. No significant differences were found using a two-tailed t-test. Therefore, faculty have been advised to direct students to their preferred method of study (slide-tapes, computer, or both). (Author/JN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova University.