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ERIC Number: ED100628
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 117
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The Effect of Subsuming Concepts on Student Achievement and the Interaction Effect of Subsumers with High and Low Organizing Ability.
Graber, Richard Allen
This study was concerned with the effect of subsuming concepts on student achievement and the interaction effect of subsumers with high and low organizing ability. One hundred forty-three subjects (Ss), enrolled in six sections of a class in undergraduate chemistry, were administered an organizing ability test and rank ordered according to the results. The median break technique was used to form two groups--good organizers (GO) and poor organizers (PO). Ss within each of these groups were then randomly assigned to three treatments. Treatment 1 Ss received a 500-word advance organizer followed by a 2,500-word learning passage. Treatment 2 Ss received the same organizer preceded by the learning passage. Treatment 3 Ss received a historical nonorganizer and the learning passage. A 3 x 2 ANOVA design was employed to analyze the results of a test over the learning passage. There were no significant differences among treatments, but GO Ss achieved significantly higher scores than did PO Ss. (Author/BR)
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, Oklahoma State University