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ERIC Number: ED127328
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Mar
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The Development and Validation of a Method for Analyzing Content Sequence (MACS).
Posner, George J.; Nyberg, Donald G.
The Method for Analyzing Content Sequence (MACS), based on the Posner-Strike categorization scheme for classifying content sequencing principles, enables a curriculum researcher or evaluator to describe in quantitative terms how the content in any given curriculum guide or textbook is sequenced. Using MACS, a curriculum worker can determine both kinds of sequencing principles which a textbook or curriculum guide employs and how extensive is the vertical structuring of content. Discrepancies between analyst-produced profiles of eleven community college textbooks, and those created by subject specialists were measured in order to test the reliability of the procedure. They were then studied in terms of program variables, analyst variables, and analyst-program variables in order to evaluate MACS and to provide guidelines for its use. (BW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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