ERIC Number: ED319296
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Apr
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The Role of Studying, Academic Variables, and Initial Course Success in Outcomes of College Courses.
Pace, Ann J.; And Others
The study sought to identify and measure factors in course achievement in actual college courses acorss subject areas and instructors, and to assess their influence on indicators of learning or achievement in these courses. Data sources included: interviews with instructors in two introductory economics courses and one introductory biology course; students' grade point averages, academic aptitude scores, and course grades; hours per week students intended to study; expected course grades; and results of pretests and concept maps. In addition, 24 students were chosen to maintain narrative studying logs over the course of the semester. Correlations were found between concept map scores and final exam scores. Overall, the results illustrate the difficulty of assessing the contribution of studying to course outcomes and underscore the powerful influence of initial course success on later achievement. (JDD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Sponsor: Missouri Univ., Kansas City.
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Boston, MA, April 16-20, 1990).