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ERIC Number: ED029170
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 194
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Investigation and Simulation of the Relationships among Selected Classroom Variables.
Coats, William D.
An investigation and simulation of the relationships among classroom verbal interaction variables, student attitudes, and achievements constitute the focal points of this study. The investigation aspect of the study uses statistical procedures to identify classroom variables significantly associated with educational outcomes and to determine the nature of the associations through trend, strength, and regression analysis. The simulation is achieved by using the digital computer to make operative an educational model based on the information obtained by the statistical investigation. By analyzing empirical data on thirty selected independent classroom variables and the dependent variables of student achievement and attitude this project had the following specific objectives: (1) the isolation of those independent variables which have significant associations with the dependent variables of class achievement and/or attitude; (2) the calculation of the strength of association between independent and dependent variables; (3) the determination of the trend of association for all independent-dependent variable relationships; (4) the construction of regression equations representing the relative contributions of important independent variables in predicting class achievement and attitude; and (5) the development of an operative computer model to simulate some aspects of an educational process. The general significance of this study relates to the improvement of educational instruction. (JL)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Cooperative Research Program.
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