ERIC Number: ED062574
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Mar
Reference Count: 0
A Comparison of Two Methods of Presenting Occupational Information.
Videotape recordings were compared with use of slides and an audiotape to determine whether the cost of videotape was justified for use with students in Appalachian high schools. Methods were compared on the basis of cognitive information retained by students, student receptivity to each of the two methods, and the cost of equipment. Two groups of female students were presented with information about the work and leisure activities of the nurse using the two identified methods. Findings included: (1) Girls who were presented the occupational information with slides and an audiotape achieved higher scores than a control group on a test of information retained, while the girls who viewed the videotape recording received scores lower than the control group, (2) The slide-audiotape and videotape groups did not differ significantly from each other, (3) The receptivity of the two methods appeared to slightly favor the slide-audiotape method, and (4) The cost of the equipment used slide-audiotape method was about one half that required for using videotape recordings. (JS)
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Authoring Institution: Appalachia Educational Lab., Charleston, WV.