ERIC Number: EJ691467
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jul
Computer-Supported Problem-Based Learning in the Research Methodology Domain
Lehti, Sirpa; Lehtinen, Erno
Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, v49 n3 p297-324 Jul 2005
The purpose of this research was to look for possible benefits and drawbacks of the use of computer-supported simulation in the teaching and learning of experimental research methodology and statistics. In the study three research methodology groups were compared. The results show that there were significant differences in favour of the computer-supported simulation group, called the ALEL group. During the course the conversations of two students' in the ALEL group were audiotaped. Although the ALEL students performed better than the other students and showed an improvement during the course, the conversations analysed showed that their learning outcomes should be still better in order to meet the learning goals of the methodology and statistics curriculum. An inadequate knowledge base was shown in the post-test and also in the discussions of the pair during the course.
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Speech Communication, Research Methodology, Problem Based Learning, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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