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ERIC Number: ED132265
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
A Comparison of Century 21 and Gregg Diamond Jubilee Shorthand Systems.
Ownby, Arnola C.
The purpose of this study was to compare the effectiveness of Century 21 and Gregg Diamond Jubilee shorthand systems in developing specific competencies in the first two semesters of shorthand. Achievement was measured by a specially constructed brief form/speed form test and dictation tests during the first semester, and by specially constructed word tests sampling the 1,000 most frequently used words and dictation tests during the second semester. The classes involved in the study were the first two semesters of shorthand offered at Oklahoma State University during the 1975-76 school year. During the 1975 fall semester, one section of Gregg shorthand and one of Century 21 shorthand were taught. During the spring semester those students continuing their study participated in the study. The conclusions reached are based upon the statistical analyses as well as observations made throughout the course of this study. The major conclusion was that a definite statement concerning the superiority of either method cannot be made based on statistical analyses of the data collected in this study. Chapter headings are (1) Introduction, which includes Statement of the Problem, Selection of Sample, and Scope and Limitations; (2) Procedures, which includes Description of Sample, Teaching Procedures, and Testing Procedures; (3) Analysis of Findings; (4) Correlations of Interest; (5) Summary, Conclusions, and Recommendations; and (6) Appendix. (HD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Oklahoma State Dept. of Vocational and Technical Education, Stillwater.
Authoring Institution: N/A
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