ERIC Number: ED286832
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
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Contextual Effects in an Educational Setting: An Example of Level Three Research.
Sears, Constance; Husak, William S.
A systematic three-level ("Level 3") approach to research in the motor behavior area was used to investigate the influence of varying degrees of contextual interference in the acquisition of volleyball serving skills. One hundred and twenty-eight middle school subjects learned three volleyball serves during a 3-week long unit in a physical education activity class. Subjects were divided into three groups: one followed a blocked schedule, another a serial schedule, and the third a random schedule of practice. Subjects were given skills tests with both subjective and objective criteria following completion of the unit. Results indicated no differences among groups, suggesting that laboratory findings in the the area of contextual interference do not necessarily generalize to practical settings. (CB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the National Convention of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (Las Vegas, NV, April 13-17, 1987).