ERIC Number: ED076780
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Aug
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The Comparative Effects of Two Laboratory Approaches on Informational Achievement, Informational Retention and Attitudes in Wood Technology at the College Level.
Landers, Jack M.
Using a project-approach treatment and an exercise/experiment-approach treatment administered to twenty subjects in each of the two groups studied, this research attempted to compare the relative effectiveness of the two approaches to laboratory activity in an industrial arts course at Central Mississippi State College. Informational achievement, informational retention in wood technology, and attitudes of college students toward wood technology were the variables under consideration. Scores obtained on the Cooperative School and College Ability Test were used to determine the initial status of the groups on the variables of college aptitude. The Remmers Scale for Measuring Attitude Toward Any School Subject was used to determine the attitudes held by students toward wood technology. The same classroom instructor served as laboratory supervisor for the two test groups. Findings include: (1) The type of laboratory activity did not have a significant influence upon the informational achievement or retention of information by the students, and (2) The type of laboratory activity did not have a significant influence upon the attitude of the students. (SN)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Class Attitudes, Comparative Analysis, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Research, Experiments, Industrial Arts, Laboratory Experiments, Laboratory Techniques, Retention (Psychology), Student Attitudes, Woodworking
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, Missouri University, Columbia