ERIC Number: ED027889
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
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Statistical Analysis of Hours Spent Studying by Delhi Students.
Reynolds, Terry J.
This study was to determine (1) the average number of hours per day the students study; (2) if they study more during the week before an exam than at any other time during the term; (3) if students in some division study more than those in other divisions; (4) if they study more on any one day of the week than another (of a Monday-through-Thursday week); (5) if seniors study more than freshmen; (6) if one place is used more than another for studying. Fifty-one pairs of male students (42 seniors, 60 freshmen) were randomly selected from a residence hall. Half were appointed observers; the others were the observed. Observations were made and charted on two selected days about four weeks apart. The two groups then exchanged roles and the procedure was repeated. Of the possible 204 reports, 171 were received. The results showed that (1) the students study slightly more than three hours per day; (2) before an exam, they study slightly more than an extra half-hour per day; (3) there is a significant difference between divisions (e.g., Agriculture students average an hour more per day than the college average of 3.1 hours, while students in Business average about two-thirds of an hour less); (4) there is no significant difference in the number of hours spent during any one day, Monday through Thursday; (5) seniors average one-half hour more per day than freshmen; (6) the student's residence-hall room is used more for study than any other place on campus. (HH)
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Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Delhi. Agricultural and Technical Coll.
Identifiers - Location: New York