ERIC Number: ED362389
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
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Effect of HyperCard and Traditional Performance Assessment Methods on Expert-Novice Chemistry Problem Solving.
Kumar, David D.; And Others
This study examined the relative effect of a HyperCard based approach to solving stoichiometric equations using Hyperequation, and traditional pen-paper methods on the performance of expert and novice high school chemistry students. Hyperequation is programmed to register student responses, provide immediate feedback, and keep a record of all the responses made including the overall time needed for problem solving for each student. The sample consisted of 30 honors and 30 regular chemistry students comprising the expert and novice groups respectively. The students were from a public high school in Columbus, Ohio. Half of each group received the traditional pen-paper test and half the HyperCard tests. The findings indicate that students from both the expert and novice groups scored significantly higher on the HyperCard method than on the pen-paper method. (PR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Expert Novice Problem Solving; HyperCard
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (Atlanta, GA, April 15-19, 1993).