ERIC Number: ED105095
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
A Comparative Study of Microform and Hardcopy as Methods of Presenting Career Information Materials. Research Series No. 44.
Ahern, Michael; Bice, Garry R.
The study focused on information that would determine the relative effectiveness and costs of presenting career information to elementary students via strategies utilizing microform and hardcopy. The elementary INFOE (Information Needed for Occupational Education) component was selected for use in the study with the career information presentation being limited to the business and office occupations. Limited to sixth grade students in randomly selected classes in rural Appalachian East Tennessee, the study's experimental design was made up of two experimental groups and one control group, totaling 33 intact sixth grade classes (1,104 subjects, 594 female, 510 male). Means and standard deviations in each of the treatment groups indicated a significant difference in teaching and recall effectiveness favoring microform treatment over hardcopy treatment. Direct costs of using the microform medium of instruction were significantly higher than hardcopy materials, but maintaining the microform program was less costly than maintaining the hardcopy program. Recommendations for further study conclude the document. (MW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Tennessee Univ., Knoxville. Occupational Research and Development Coordinating Unit.; Tennessee State Board for Vocational Education, Nashville.
Identifiers - Location: Tennessee