ERIC Number: EJ1031421
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
A Comparison of Student Knowledge and Attitude toward Research: Are Main Campus Students Different from Those in a Hybrid Environment?
Buchanan, Rachel L.; Mathews, Deborah A.
Journal of Teaching in Social Work, v33 n4-5 p467-480 2013
The trend toward the use of distance education in teaching social work students has been rapidly growing over the past two decades. A constant issue of concern is related to student outcomes. This paper reports on a longitudinal quasi-experimental study assessing the differential knowledge and attitude toward research between social work students taking a research methods course in one of two modalities: traditional classroom versus distance setting. Both bachelor's and master's degree students participated in this 2-year study. Descriptive statistics and results of inferential tests as well as implications for future study are presented in this paper.
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Teaching Methods, Conventional Instruction, Distance Education, Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, Educational Trends, Social Work, Counselor Training, Outcomes of Education, Quasiexperimental Design, Longitudinal Studies, Research Methodology, Student Attitudes, Statistical Analysis, Tests, Inferences
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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