ERIC Number: ED082291
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Sep-1
Self-Instructional Materials for Topics in Elementary Accounting -- A Means to the Demonstration of Pay-Offs from Individualizing Time-To-Complete. Final Report.
Singer, Frank A.
The materials in this report provide a case study of the development and validation of self-instructional lessons on four topics customarily included in a first college accounting course. For each topic, performance objectives were embodied in four criterion tests. The author provides documents relating to departmental curriculum decisions and to a personnel grievance that hampered the project. The project evaluation was accomplished by teaching elementary accounting both conventionally and by the system employing self-instructional materials during one semester and then comparing the performance scores of treatment groups on a number of subtests by analysis of variance. According to the report, those students who used the self-instructional materials did significantly better on subtests than did the conventionally taught students. The complete self-instructional materials and tests are contained in the document. (Author/JF)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Univ., Amherst. School of Business Administration.