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ERIC Number: ED460018
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Nov
Pages: 19
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The Effects of Computer Animated Dissection versus Preserved Animal Dissection on the Student Achievement in a High School Biology Class.
Kariuki, Patrick; Paulson, Ronda
The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of computer-animated dissection techniques versus the effectiveness of traditional dissection techniques as related to student achievement. The sample used was 104 general biology students from a small, rural high school in Northeast Tennessee. Random selection was used to separate the students into an experimental group and a control group. The control group dissected a preserved earthworm. The experimental group dissected the earthworm using a CD-ROM dissection tool. Each student then took a test over the earthworm. This exact procedure was then used with the dissection of frog. Data were analyzed using a t-Test for Independent Means. Results indicated that there was a significant difference between the academic achievement of students in the control group versus students in the experimental group. The academic achievement of males in the control group versus males in the experimental group and females in the control group versus females in the experimental group was also examined. The data were analyzed using a t-Test for Independent Means. The results indicated that there was no significant difference in the academic achievement of the two groups. Further research is needed in this area. (Contains 22 references.) (Author/DDR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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