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ERIC Number: ED044564
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jul
Pages: 75
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An Evaluative Study Comparing the Cognitive and Attitudinal Effects of Two Versions of an Educational Program About Mind-Affecting Drugs. Final Report.
Rosen, Marvin J.
Two versions (one 'live,' the other by videotape-seminar) of a continuing public health education course on mind affecting drugs were designed and offered in six cities to evaluate the relative effects of the program on knowledge and attitudes of the participants. The 'live' version had been offered four times prior to the study. During the study the course was offered twice more, once 'live' and once by videotape-seminar. In all, 217 adult professionals and semiprofessionals enrolled. Course referenced information and attitude measuring instruments were developed. A before and after tool was designed and used to compare the two groups of current participants enrolled in the two alternative versions. Other participants and sponsors were surveyed by questionnaire and interview for their reactions to the program. Both versions produced reliable increases in knowledge and changes in attitude. Further study of the effects of various program format variables was recommended. (PT)
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Authoring Institution: Evaluation and Research Associates, Los Angeles, CA.