ERIC Number: ED113395
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Personal Inquiry in the Classroom: An Alternative Approach to Educational Research. Report No. 76-5.
Anderson, Edwin R.
A method of individual instructor classroom research is proposed and demonstrated in this paper. By capitalizing on baseline data collected from a similar, prior class and focusing treatment on difficult test items, the instructor can develop sensitive within class designs for the detection of treatment effects. An experiment using written objectives given to the students to aid their learning and using the single classroom design shows that objectives significantly improve learning. Written objectives are also shown to interact with item difficulty. The experiment leads to the recommendation that instructors engage in personal inquiry into their efforts to influence student learning and that such inquiry be added to the educational research literature. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington Univ., Seattle. Educational Assessment Center.