ERIC Number: ED097022
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Nov-14
Reference Count: N/A
Audio-Tutorial Versus Conventional Lecture-Laboratory Instruction in a University Animal Biology Course.
Rowsey, Robert E.
The purpose of this study was to analyze two methods of instruction used in an animal biology course. One group of students, the experimental group, was taught using an audio-tutorial program, and another group, the control group, was taught using the conventional lecture-laboratory method. Pretest and posttest data were collected from achievement and attitude instruments. An opinion questionnaire and time reports were also analyzed. The major findings were: (1) students taught using audio-tutorial instruction demonstrated significantly greater achievement gain but did not differ significantly in attitude toward course content; (2) an analysis of the opinion questionnaire revealed a favorable reaction by the experimental group toward the use of the audio-tutorial method of instruction; and (3) the experimental group spent a significantly greater amount of time in formal study than those students taught by the conventional approach. (Author/WH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Auburn Univ., AL. School of Education.