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ERIC Number: ED262722
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Impact of Accounting Principles' Laboratories on Achievement and Method of Instruction.
Vincent, Vern; And Others
Two approaches to teaching an accounting laboratory were compared: a lecture method and a self-instruction method. The achievement of 19 students in the lecture-method lab and 15 students in the self-instruction lab was assessed, based on scores on the first examination, the comprehensive final, and a laboratory score. A secondary analysis examined the achievement of Hispanic and non-Hispanic students taught by each method. The lecture method involved laboratory and homework assignments in addition to a short prepared lecture by the instructor. Students remained in the lab for 2 hours, and students not attending or leaving early were penalized. The self-instruction method eliminated the prepared lecture, although the lab instructor was available to answer questions and discuss material requested by students. While attendance was mandatory, students who completed their assignments could leave early. Students in the two groups did not significantly differ in achievement, and teaching method did not appreciably affect the achievement level of Hispanic students. It is suggested that colleges might consider offering self-instruction labs to complement the lecture component of the course. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A