ERIC Number: ED031929
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jan-1
Reference Count: 0
Experimental Program on Equivalent Response Learning Techniques. Final Report. Appendices: A. Quarterly Progress Report Number 1; B. Quarterly Progress Report Number 2; C. Quarterly Progress Report Number 3; D. Quarterly Progress Report Number 6; E. Quarterly Progress Report Number 8.
Shelley, E. F.; And Others
Under the subject contract, a program was undertaken with the object of identifying the effectiveness of equivalent response learning techniques in the human learning process, with special attention to the potentialities for training and retraining of unemployed youths, older workers, and disadvantaged sections of the population. The experiment was concerned with the establishment of criteria for the implementation of a 2x3x4 factorial matrix to study the variables in question in various combinations. The experimental variables considered included the method of instruction (matrix factor = 2), the type of skill to be mastered (matrix factor = 3), and the characteristics of the learner (matrix factor = 4). Throughout the duration of the program to date, the experimenters have been plagued with malfunctioning of the teacher aid equipment so that, allied with the small size of the sample, the results cited in the final report are felt to be inconclusive. Nothing like the desired goal of the above matrix was realized. It is felt that substantial rewiring of the circuit coupling the power supply to the keyboards will have to be effected before the hypotheses presented for this program can be confirmed or refuted. (Author/GO)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: New York Inst. of Tech., New York.