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ERIC Number: ED123382
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Apr-8
Pages: 45
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A Comparative Study of Selected Faculty and Student Perceptions of the Quality of On-Campus and University Extension Courses.
Spikes, William Franklin
The study was designed to compare the quality of on-campus and off-campus courses of Northern Illinois University based upon the perceptions of selected faculty members and students. Two groups of students, 428 on campus and 516 off campus and 23 faculty members participated in the study. During the 1974-75 academic year, the sample responded to a 93-item instrument which elicited demographic information and an evaluation of the course elements and also contained a measure of intellectual ability (the Quick Word Test partial scale). Findings tended to support earlier research indicating that faculty members generally thought on-campus education was at least of an equal quality with that offered off-campus. Student responses differed significantly with earlier studies which supported the concept that off-campus education was of equal or greater quality than its on-campus counterpart. Students in this study indicated that on-campus courses were of a far superior quality when compared to similar ones off-campus. Responses were analyzed by using a one-way analysis of variance, a two-way analysis of variance, a dependent-test, and a Scheffe analysis for multiple comparisons. The report lists 27 references and includes a five-page bibliography. (Author/MS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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