ERIC Number: EJ429340
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1990
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Formal Operations and Learning Style Predict Success in Statistics and Computer Science Courses.
Hudak, Mary A.; Anderson, David E.
Teaching of Psychology, v17 n4 p231-34 Dec 1990
Studies 94 undergraduate students in introductory statistics and computer science courses. Applies Formal Operations Reasoning Test (FORT) and Kolb's Learning Style Inventory (LSI). Finds that substantial numbers of students have not achieved the formal operation level of cognitive maturity. Emphasizes need to examine students learning style and cognitive maturity. (NL)
Descriptors: Abstract Reasoning, Academic Achievement, Analysis of Variance, Cognitive Ability, Cognitive Development, Cognitive Measurement, Cognitive Style, Computer Science Education, Formal Operations, Higher Education, Piagetian Theory, Predictor Variables, Psychological Studies, Statistics, Success, Undergraduate Students
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Learning Style Inventory