ERIC Number: ED167097
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
A Comparison of Two Teaching Methodologies for a Course in Basic Reference. Final Report.
Gothberg, Helen M.
The purpose of the investigation was to develop and test an audio-tutorial program for a course in Basic Reference. The design of the investigation was a posttest-only-control group design with 63 students randomly assigned to either an audio-tutorial or a lecture group. Data were collected and analyzed using a t-test for two groups and four variables. No significant difference was found between students in the audio-tutorial and the lecture group in either learning ability or satisfaction with course methodology. However, students in the audio-tutorial group were found to be more satisfied with their performance in the course. Based on the findings of this study, the audio-tutorial program which was developed for this purpose may be considered a viable alternative to the lecture approach in teaching a course in Basic Reference. Appendices provide both the final examination and the evaluation questionnaire for the course. (Author/JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of School Systems (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Office of Libraries and Learning Resources.
Authoring Institution: Arizona Univ., Tucson.