ERIC Number: ED306131
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
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Using Qualitative and Quantitative Methods To Determine Science Teacher Inservice Participants' Motivation To Learn.
Johnson, Brenda K.
Both quantitative and qualitative evaluation methods were used to compare perceptions of teacher participants and non-participants in a Title II science update inservice program. The purpose of this article is to compare participants' and selected non-participants' perceptions of their motivations to learn using two evaluation methods. Qualitative evaluation methods were used to provide depth to the quantitative interpretations of the results. The 2-week Science Skills Inservice (SSI) for 15 teachers was conducted at Sioux Falls College in June 1988. Demographic responses of teachers in the SSI group were similar to the exemplary teachers who participated in a nation-wide study. Results of the Science Attitude Inventory indicated that teachers in the SSI group also had similar attitudes towards science as the exemplary teachers in the nation-wide study. A 6-month follow-up questionnaire ascertained the extent of perceived measurable change that had occurred as a result of the project. (MVL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Audience: Researchers; Teachers; Practitioners
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (62nd, San Francisco, CA, March 30-April 1, 1989).