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ERIC Number: ED124957
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 126
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A Study to Determine the Effectiveness of Letter Evaluation as a Learning Device in Business Correspondence Courses.
Baker, William Henry
The purpose of this study was to determine whether a letter-evaluation method would be as effective as the traditional letter-writing method when applied in a college level business correspondence class. One hundred twenty-nine Brigham Young University students were divided into two experimental and two control groups, and categorized according to IQ scores into high, medium, and low achieving sections. Control groups wrote six business letters, while experimental groups evaluated six letters. Following this instructional period, students were required to write three different types of letters, which were evaluated by independent judges. Data suggests that the letter-evaluation method is as effective as the traditional letter-writing method. However, students with higher IQ scores are likely to demonstrate superior skills due to preexisting differences. Variation noted in posttest writing samples indicates that a single sampling may not be a reliable test of ability. Student evaluations revealed that some letter-writing practice was preferred over letter-evaluation alone. (Author/KS)
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, Oklahoma State University