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ERIC Number: ED470679
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Nov
Pages: 9
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A Teacher-Friendly Instrument in Identifying Learning Styles in the Classroom.
Pitts, Joseph I.
This report describes a reliability and validity study on a learning styles instrument that was developed based on the Dunn, Dunn, & Price model. That model included 104 Likert five-point scale items for investigating 24 scales grouped into five categories considered likely to affect learning. The Learning Style Preference Inventory (LSPI) tested in this study had 15 items. Students selected one of two choices for each item. Choice A indicated preferences of an analytical learner, and choice B indicated preferences of a global learner. A group of 1,098 randomly selected South Carolina students ranging in age from second grade to adult participated. To test reliability, teachers administered the test in January and again in April. To test validity, a different set of students took the test and then took a learning styles instrument called No Sweat, which also identified students as global or analytical learners. Results indicated that the LSPI was reliable and valid and suggested that it could be used by classroom teachers with confidence that it would produce the same results every time. (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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