ERIC Number: ED147273
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
The Student as the Unit of Analysis. Research Report 75-12.
Brophy, Jere E.
It is argued that research on the nature of classroom interaction and on the relationships between such interaction and student outcome measures must use the student rather than the class mean as the basic unit of analysis. This is due to a number of factors: (a) students in the same classroom, no matter how homogeneous, show great individual differences in their personal characteristics and in the kinds of interactions that they have with the teacher; (b) most teacher behavior directed at students is directed at individuals rather than at the whole class, and student individual differences affect such teacher behavior; (c) even teacher behavior directed at the whole class interacts with student individual differences to determine outcomes. Examples of each of these general effects are discussed. (Author/MJB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting, American Educational Research Association (Washington, D.C., 1975)