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ERIC Number: ED073057
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 24
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An Exploratory Study of Interaction Analysis in the College Classroom.
Whelan, Sister Mariellen
This study focused on the Instructor-Group Interaction Scale, formulated by Hildebrand, Wilson, and Dienst (1971), to explore the feasibility and usefulness of an instrument for recording instructor-group interaction in the college classroom. It was hypothesized that data from the scale would (a) provide the instructor with the pattern of classroom interaction; (b) explore the relationship between an observer's categorizing of interaction and the students' evaluation of the interaction; and (c) determine the correlation between the students' evaluation of the instructor's interaction and the overall evaluation of theinstructor. Three professors were observed in a total of eight sessions. Their verbal patterns were assessed every 3 seconds on a 17 category observation form. The data compiled from this form were placed in eight matrixes which were presented in the appendix. The student evaluation form consisted of 36 items which ranked on a seven point scale. The results revealed that the matrix was a valuable instrument for some professors but a refinement of the 17 categories was indicated. Analysis of the student evaluation form offered only tentative conclusions. Four tables of statistical data were presented. (BRB)
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