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ERIC Number: ED088383
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 12
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Proctor's Discussions Of Students' Quiz Performance With Students In a Self-Paced (PSI) Undergraduate Course.
Hursh, Daniel E.; And Others
A personalized system of instruction (PSI) was used to teach an undergraduate course in the principles and procedures of behavior modification. In most courses utilizing PSI, proctors grade quizzes and discuss the incorrect answers with the students. This study investigated the effect these discussions had on the students' quiz performance. The results indicated that the discussions produced only slightly higher scores on initial attempts at quizzes. However, students had to retake only 3% of their quizzes when they experienced discussion, whereas they had to retake 18% of their quizzes when they had no discussions. In addition, students answered questions concerning the general application of the principles and procedures of behavior modification both before and after taking the course. Their answers were then compared with the answers of a group of students who did not take the course. This comparison was made in order to see if a PSI course would produce a more general verbal repertoire than that which the course specifically required. The PSI students' answers to the general questions improved relative to their initial answers, whereas to other students' answers did not improve. (Author)
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