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ERIC Number: ED115459
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 166
Abstractor: N/A
An Investigation of the Relationship between Selected Student Characteristics and Three Methods of Individualized Instruction.
Christensen, Marvin James
The purpose of this study was to explore the possibility of using a particular set of individual student characteristics to make decisions concerning the suitability of a particular learning method. The sample was 49 students enrolled in high school physics. Each student studied three units of content, each under a different individualized learning method. The learning methods used were: linear programmed instruction (LPI), learning activity package (LAP), and student selected experiences (SSE). A Latin Square design was used to test for interaction between learning method and content. Achievement was measured by a test at the end of each unit. A pretest battery was used to determine student characteristics. Each student's profile was compared with composite profiles for the successful and unseccessful learners using simple profile analysis. Findings showed no significant interactions between the learning methods and the content when achievement scores were used as the comparison criteria. The investigator concluded that although the techniques did not identify one best technique, the information gathered in a pretest program could be an aid in selecting the learning methods most suitable for a particular student. (Author/CP)
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, The University of Iowa