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ERIC Number: ED104636
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 222
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Student Achievement Under Two Levels of Kinetic Structure in College-Level Biology.
Mathis, Philip Monroe
The purpose of the study was to: (1) compare achievement on selected units in audio-tutorial biology using tapes with high kinetic structure with those using tapes considered as being low, (2) determine if verbal ability has a significant effect, and (3) compare amount of time spent in the learning center by students of both groups. The degree of kinetic structure was assessed by the extent to which contiguous discourse units held key words, or verbal elements, in common. Junior college biology students were the participants. Two groups were formed, each was treated identically except for the higher and lower degree of kinetic structure used. A two-week experimental period was undertaken. Variance analysis of posttest scores failed to show a significant difference between groups. Analysis of covariance, however, generated an F-value favoring the treatment at the .05 level. No significant differences were found between treatment and verbal ability. It was concluded that a positive relationship exists between student achievement and the degree of kinetic structure in college-level biology lessons, and that this relationship is valid for a wide range of student verbal abilities. (Author/EB)
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Georgia