ERIC Number: ED121810
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Comparative Effectiveness of hests Versus Written Exercises in a Competency-Based Research Course.
Gallagher, P. D.; Gay, L. R.
The purpose of this study was to determine whether tests would result in greater retention of research concepts and procedures than written exercises. Students in an introductory educational research course were randomly assigned to one of three treatment conditions--(1) written exercises only, (2) short-answer tests, or (3) individual choice. A one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) indicated that there was a significant difference among the three groups on a "suprise" final examination. Application of Scheffe's multiple comparison procedure indicated that students in the test condition retained significantly more than students in both the written exercise condition and choice condition. (Author/RC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (60th, San Francisco, California, April 19-23, 1976)