ERIC Number: ED113660
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Sep
Reference Count: 0
The Effect of Types of Positive and Negative Examples on Learning Concepts in the Classroom. Final Report.
Merrill, M. David; Tennyson, Robert D.
The concept "trochiac meter" was taught to 180 college Ss by means of eight treatment conditions. The independent variables involved presenting a definition (D) or instances (E) or both combined with attribute definition (A) and/or atrribute prompting (P). Dependent variables were corrected classification and specified classification errors. Hypotheses consisted of prediction of particular errors for each treatment. Six of the eight hypotheses were supported at significant levels. The most effective condition for promoting correct classification consisted of D + E + A + P. The last effective condition consisted of D or E alone. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Brigham Young Univ., Provo, UT. Div. of Instructional Research, Development, and Evaluation.