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ERIC Number: ED055818
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 140
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A Comparative Study of Two Methods of Teaching Physical Science to College Freshmen with Disadvantaged Backgrounds.
Smith, Charlie James
This study compared the effectiveness of an experimental student-centered method to a traditional method of teaching physical science to disadvantaged college freshmen. The study extended over a period of one academic year. It utilized an experimental group and a control group, each consisting of 30 randomly-selected students. A t-ratio was used to test the significance of the difference between the group means on the pre- and posttests. The coefficient of correlation was used to determine relationship between sex, age, number in household, or family income and achievement. The experimental group scored significantly higher on understanding of the methods and nature of science and the ability to think critically in non-scientific areas. No significant difference with respect to the number of scientific facts and principles learned was found between the two groups. (Author/PR)
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Note: Ph.D. dissertation, University of Mississippi