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ERIC Number: ED105901
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
Pages: 18
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Reference Count: 0
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Simulation: An Alternative in Teaching Educational Research.
Loadman, William; Ruedele, Ann
The effectiveness of a computer simulation model as an alternative means of teaching research methodology to students was investigated. Four sections of an introductory course on the subject were included in the study. Two were taught through the use of the simulation system, while the remaining sections were taught in the traditional lecture mode of instruction. The simulation was designed to teach skills and concepts in problem definition, hypothesis generation, sampling, research design, data analysis, interpretation and reporting, and the application of those skills and concepts via the simulation problem. Results of the study indicate that the simulation approach was very successful in terms of both attitudes and skill levels in research methodology. The data suggest that students in the experimental groups gained additional skills when compared to the traditional sections. However, the lack of a closely controlled experimental environment suggests a number of potential caveats that should be investigated before further conclusions are drawn. (Author/DGC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Washington, D.C., March 30-April 3, 1975)