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ERIC Number: ED103191
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 111
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An Investigation of the Relative Effectiveness of Two Techniques of Teaching a Transitional Course in Physics on the College Level.
Weiss, Edward
The problem of this investigation was to compare the effectiveness of the lecture-discussion method of instruction and the multimedia programmed method in promoting achievement in a noncredit, college level physics course. The three instructors taught 180 freshmen who had failed to achieve a minimum grade of 70 percent on a physics placement examination but wanted to major in a science or technology field. The students were randomly assigned to the experimental and control group sections of the course. Each instructor taught one experimental and one control section of 30 students. The presentation of both methods was governed by the same behavioral objectives. The experimental group was instructed in physics for three hours using programmed texts, audiovisual materials, and a one-hour weekly review lecture using computer feedback as a management modality. The control group had three one-hour lectures each week and no assistance other than a one-hour review lecture based on student questions and homework problems. The results of the investigation showed that a higher level of achievement, statistically significant at the .02 level, was attained by the experimental groups. (Author/EB)
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, New York University