ERIC Number: ED232851
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Science Meta-Analysis Project: User's Guide for the Machine-Readable Raw Data File.
Kahl, Stuart R.; Anderson, Ronald D.
The Science Meta-Analysis Project (SMAP) resulted in the meta-analysis of a sizable proportion of the research in pre-college science education. Seven broad questions were examined during the study. These include the effects of different curriculum programs, effects of different instructional systems used in science teaching, effects of various science teaching strategies on achievement, effects of inquiry teaching and advance organizers in science education, effects of pre/in-service teacher education programs and techniques, relationships between teacher characteristics and teacher behaviors and student outcomes, and relationships between student characteristics and student outcomes in science. The raw data obtained during the study are available on a data tape described in this document. The tape (written in 1600 CPI 9-track, line image form with 80 columns per line) consists of seven separate files, one for each of the broad questions examined: curriculum programs, instructional systems, teaching strategies, nature/structure of content, teacher education, teacher characteristics, and student characteristics. The contents of each file are outlined by card number, column number(s) and variable. Also included are separate bibliographies of the research studies used in each of the seven data files. (JN)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Computer Storage Devices, Databases, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Information Retrieval, Magnetic Tapes, Meta Analysis, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Science Instruction, Science Programs, Secondary School Science, Student Characteristics, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Guides - General; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Colorado Univ., Boulder. Lab. for Research in Science and Mathematics Education.