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ERIC Number: ED074712
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Feb-27
Pages: 14
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The Effects of Empirical Program Revision and the Presentation of Objectives on Student Performance.
Sulzen, Robert H.
The two techniques for improving the quality of programed instruction, empirical revision, and the presentation of objectives before instruction were tested by this experiment in order to obtain a systematic replication of former experimental results. This study was designed to investigate: whether the presentation of the specific objectives technique consistently resulted in improved student performance; whether empirical revision resulted in improved student performance across subject matter areas and student populations; and whether a combination of both techniques would have a greater effect than either one alone. Using a 2x2 research design employing placebo objectives and using student performance as the dependent variable, the study showed that the combination revision/objective treatment was statistically superior to either technique alone. The experiment was conducted on Officer Candidate Personnel at the United States Army Infantry School. (MC)
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Note: Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting (New Orleans, Louisiana, February 27, 1973)