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ERIC Number: ED115446
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 293
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Kinetic Structure Analysis of College Biology Lectures.
Muehlke, Marjorie Sue
The intent of this study was to assess the content structure of college biology lectures and to determine the extent to which that structure differed in lectures by a given professor and among lectures of different professors. Content structure was based on the amount of contiguity and commonality of verbal elements between pairs of discourse units in verbal communications. Three professors who taught introductory biology courses were randomly selected from each of two universities in New York City, and six lectures by each were audio-taped. Coefficients which measured the amount of commonality and progression of verbal units and discourse units were calculated and used to compare lectures. The mean fundamental coefficients of structure for the lectures were compared using analysis of variance for repeated measures. The correlation between the mean number of new verbal elements per discourse and lecture was negative, while the mean activity of verbal elements and mean fundamental coefficient of structure was positively correlated. Data from this study were also compared with those available from related studies of biology lessons at the high school level. (Author/CP)
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, Columbia University