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ERIC Number: ED144119
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Aug
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
After the Lights Come Up: Students Talk about Films.
Lynch, Dennis
In order to assess the nature of conversations that students in an introductory film-appreciation class had after the showing of various films, this study used questionnaires to determine with whom students talked, the number of the conversations, their duration and subjects. It was found that both the content and the duration of discussions varied with the film that was the topic of consideration. In general, no significant differences and few interesting differences were found between men and women, communication majors and nonmajors, students whose evaluations of the course were low or high, or those who received good grades or poor grades. This research indicates that, while what goes on in class does affect what students talk about, the relationships between these two factors may be subtle and unexpected; suggestions are made for improving the questionnaires and the research design. Tabulations of data are included. (KS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the University Film Association (College Park, Maryland, August 1-5, 1977)