ERIC Number: ED257676
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Discussion of Research Methods and Designs to Assess the Effectiveness of Computer-Based Education.
Yeany, Russell H.
Present research connected with computer-based instruction indicates that many investigators rely on conventional experimental design and data analysis to address the research question. Although this is appropriate in many cases, the limits of hard and software resources and sample size in other cases have made conventional approaches a poor choice. The special contextual characteristics of computer-based instruction call for a fresh look at the application and research design and data analysis procedures. Therefore, three suggestions are offered and discussed for changing or emphasizing the design of instructional computing research. These suggestions are that: (1) more attention be given to subject/terminal/time ratios; (2) material sampling methods be employed; and (3) site sampling be added as a variable to relevant studies. (JN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (58th, French Lick Springs, IN, April 15-18, 1985). For related papers, see SE 045 491 and SE 045 774.