ERIC Number: ED052627
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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An Introduction to the Theory and Application of the Product-Moment Family of Correlations Via a Computer Assisted Instructional System.
Tira, Daniel Edward
A developmental study was conducted to produce a computer-assisted instruction (CAI) program on the product-moment family of correlations. The first phase in the development was the definition of the requirements of the developmental process which serve as guidelines. In the design phase, the specific topics to be treated in the program were compiled and expressed in narrative form. The production phase transformed the narrative of the design stage into an interactive dialogue characteristic of CAI. An evaluation phase sought to determine the conceptual inadequacies of the program and its effectiveness in presenting the statistical concepts. Ten students reviewed the course and completed an evaluative questionnaire. These students were divided into three classes, depending on their level of understanding of fundamental statistical concepts. The CAI course proved effective for the two lowest classes of students, although certain of the concepts in the program were identified as being unclearly presented. (Author/JY)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Correlation, Curriculum Development, Doctoral Dissertations, Program Design, Program Evaluation, Programing, Statistics
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Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Coll. of Education.
Note: Thesis submitted to the College of Education of Ohio State University