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ERIC Number: ED124090
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-May
Pages: 24
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Pauses in a Self-Paced Psychology Course.
Gottula, Penelope; Edwards, K. Anthony
Length of pauses between quizzes and laboratory assignments in a self-paced psychology-of-adjustment course were examined. Students (n=31) were required to take quizzes from proctors, 15 of which were unit quizzes and five of which were unit review quizzes, and to present five laboratory assignments to the instructor during the course in a specified sequence. The course design generated several patterns of responding. More students paused before laboratory assignments than students who did not pause. It was found that students paused for longer intervals prior to submitting laboratory exercises than before taking quizzes. It was also found that students paused for shorter intervals prior to taking unit review quizzes than before taking unit quizzes. It was concluded that pauses are longer in self-pace courses when material is unfamiliar (e.g., lab work) than when material is more familiar (e.g., unit reviews). (Author/JT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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