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ERIC Number: ED353564
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Nov-12
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
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The Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis of Second Grade Reading Performance Comparing Literature Based and Basal Instruction.
El-Amin, Cassaundra; Richmond, Mark
Two separate research methodologies, quantitative analysis and qualitative analysis, were employed to determine the differences in second grade children on method of reading instruction. Fifty children in two classrooms from one school in North Carolina were subjects. One of the two teachers employed a literature based methodology, while the second teacher employed a basal instructional format. Quantitative results conformed to that suggested in the literature; specifically, no significant differences were found in achievement between the two groups. Confounding between teacher and methodology was a major weakness in the study; however, the implementation of qualitative analysis yielded substantial additional information with respect to the underlying reasons for outcomes in the two classrooms. The need for confluence of results of qualitative and quantitative methodologies is strongly supported. (Four tables of data are included.) (Author/SR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina