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ERIC Number: ED123131
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Pages: 19
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Reference Count: 0
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Problem-Solving Behaviors as a Function of Instructional Mode, Conceptual Systems, and Field Independence in a CAI Environment.
Lazzaro, Anthony; Szabo, Michael
This study investigated the problem-solving performance of education undergraduates while engaged in the solution of complex, data-rich, real problems in a computer environment. The problem used was the riddle of the frozen wooly mammoths. Two instructional programs were used: the problem mode (I) engages the problem-solver in the data base with minimal instruction; the heuristic-discovery mode (II) reacts to the internal logic and consistency of input from the problem-solver by means of heuristic feedback. Multifactor ANOVA results favored mode I for number of requests for data, time search in problem space, number of data matches, and number of data matches per unit time. No differences were observed between modes I and II for number of requests for data per unit time and number of hypotheses generated. (Author/MLH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (49th, San Francisco, California, April 23-25, 1976)