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ERIC Number: ED557429
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 143
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: 978-1-3211-3165-9
An Investigation of the Relationship between a Computer-Based Method and Academic Performance
Stayner, Mindy L.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Phoenix
The purpose of this quantitative study was to investigate the relationship between a computer-based learning (CBL) method and academic performance, controlling for independent, non-academic and academic confounding, variables of high school GPA, college GPA, marital status, number of dependents, age, gender, race, level of education, and semester enrolled. Academic performance was measured by examining the six classroom test score averages among two cohorts. One cohort received face-to-face (F2F) traditional classroom teaching methods and the other received F2F plus a computer-based learning (F2F+CBL) method. The research study sample included 170 non-traditional practical nursing (PN) students who completed the Essentials course during the spring 2009 through the fall 2012 semester terms. A block stepwise regression analysis was used to predict relationships among the dependent variable, test score averages, and the independent variables. A Pearson's correlation coefficient displayed no correlation between the CBL method and academic performance (r = 0.003, p = 0.382) and insufficient evidence to reject the main null hypothesis; however, college GPA was found to have a high correlation to academic performance (r = 0.501, p = 0.000) The results indicated that the CBL method did not influence academic performance in classroom tests, but college GPA strongly correlated to test score averages. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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