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ERIC Number: ED045454
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 12
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A Study of the Use of Certain Social Reinforcers in Computer-Assisted Instruction.
Fejfar, James L.
This study attempted to determine if the achievement of fourth grade students with high or low dominance characteristics would be affected by differing social reinforcers during a study of multiplication facts using a CAI system. The experimenter identified the high and low dominant students by means of a group personality test developed by Porter and Cattell. The students in each category were then randomly assigned to two treatment groups. One group received both praise and reprimand from the computer while the other group received reprimand only. The results of the experiment indicated that the use of reinforcement patterns of praise and reprimand alone did not affect achievement in a relatively short-range CAI study with high and low dominant fourth grade students. The experimenter suggests that prior to the use of CAI for instructional purposes, long-range studies of social-reinforcer-personality-trait relationships should be implemented. [Not available in hardcopy due to marginal legibility of original document.] (Author/FL)
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