ERIC Number: ED156518
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Instructional Theory for Teaching Statistics.
Atwood, Jan R.; Dinham, Sarah M.
Metatheoretical analysis of Ausubel's Theory of Meaningful Verbal Learning and Gagne's Theory of Instruction using the Dickoff and James paradigm produced two instructional systems for basic statistics. The systems were tested with a pretest-posttest control group design utilizing students enrolled in an introductory-level graduate statistics course. The ANCOVA model included gender, entering algebra skill, and entering statistics knowledge as covariates. The Gagne system facilitated ANOVA and correlation concept learning better than either the Ausubel system or neither system. Neither the Ausubel nor the Gagne system promoted learning of problem-solving skills or transfer of learning. (Author/MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Toronto, Canada, March 27-31, 1978); Contains occasional light and broken type