ERIC Number: ED040591
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-May
Reference Count: 0
The Interactive Effect of Responses per Frame, Response Mode, and Response Confirmation on Intraframe S-R Association Strength. Final Report.
Karis, Charles; And Others
To investigate the role of response mode, confirmation procedure, and frame content variables in linear self-instructional programs, a 384-frame medical terminology program was developed, tested, and validated. The program was then administered during periods of four consecutive days to 450 freshman students who were randomly assigned to a group using one of 18 versions of the program. Criterion measures consisted of four daily unit tests, a post-program comprehensive test, and a delayed retention test; items in each test required either the reproduction of medical terms or the definition of medical terms. Findings from both daily and comprehensive tests showed that overt response was superior to covert response and that reading responses was definitely a function of the reproduction accuracy required on criterion items, for reproduction of medical terms. Also, while variations in frame size resulted in no significant difference among the groups for these same two tests, the variation of number of responses required per frame produced a significant effect in favor of multiple responses when test items required medical term responses. (Author/SP)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Northeastern Univ., Boston, MA.