ERIC Number: ED092103
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
An Investigation of the Effects of Transporting EMH Students to a Media Evaluation Site. Observational Report No. 731.
Bond, Jack H.; Winchell, Walter H.
In order to enlarge the sample of educable mentally retarded children used in the evaluation of media at the Computer Based Project, a number of classes were transported by bus to the project site. The investigator questioned whether observed differences in manifest anxiety might affect responses to the media being evaluated. A study was made to ascertain whether or not there were differences between transported and nontransported students with respect to: (1) performance in answering criterion item questions, and (2) time required to administer the items. The same film was shown to both groups; at its conclusion, a posttest consisting of 10 or more items related to the film seen and another not seen was administered. The posttest performance (items correct and time required for administration) of transported students was compared with that of a similar age-grade class which was not transported. The results indicated that there is no significant difference between the posttest performance of the bussed and the nonbussed groups. The time required for administering the test was longer for the bussed groups. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Media Services and Captioned Films Branch.
Authoring Institution: Syracuse City School District, NY.