ERIC Number: ED362164
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Student Performance and Attitudes Using Peer Collaboration in Accounting.
Doran, Martha S.; And Others
The present study was conducted to investigate the effects of peer collaboration and individual study as modes of practice, using the lesson content of a required introductory accounting course. The study also examined the effects of using content organizers on the practice worksheets. Data were analyzed using a 2 x 2 analysis of variance comparing posttest performance across practice modes (peer collaboration and individual) and content organizer treatments (organizers versus no organizers). Data from the attitude questionnaire were analyzed for variations in responses between the peer collaboration and individual work groups. Students showed a significantly higher level of achievement using the practice mode of peer collaboration, as well as having significantly more positive attitudes towards this method of classroom practice in problem solving. Several factors may have contributed to the positive results for peer collaboration. These include providing and explaining the answer, obtaining feedback and discussion, and playing an active role in learning. (Contains 8 references.) (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Active Learning; Organizers
Note: In: Proceedings of Selected Research and Development Presentations at the Convention of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology Sponsored by the Research and Theory Division (15th, New Orleans, Louisiana, January 13-17, 1993); see IR 016 300.