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ERIC Number: ED160140
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 24
Abstractor: N/A
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A Comparison of the Effectiveness of Individualized and Traditional Instructional Methods for Student Nurses.
Biegert, Lydia E.; Withrow, M. Jean
The objective of this study was to determine the effectiveness of an audio-visual instrument in teaching psychopharmacology to high and low achieving associate degree nursing students at Alvin Community College (Texas). Students were grouped as either high or low achieving according to their scores on an American College Testing (ACT) program test battery. High achievers scored between the 66th and 95th percentiles; low achievers scored between the 5th and 33rd. Students scoring above the 96th, below the 5th, or between the 34th and 65th percentiles were eliminated. Students in both high and low achieving categories were divided between traditional and experimental groups. The experimental group had at their disposal in the learning resource center a 30-minute coordinated slide-tape presentation about the actions, uses, major side effects and nursing implications of the drugs most commonly used in the treatment of psychiatric disorders, which could be viewed as frequently as desired by individuals or groups. Traditional instruction consisted of a one-hour lecture with no audio-visual aids. Results were measured by a 50-item multiple-choice test. No significant difference was found in the scores of high or low achievers taught by either method. Data tables and a bibliography are included. (MB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: ACT Assessment