ERIC Number: EJ724462
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jan
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New Perspectives for the Evaluation of Training Sessions in Self-Regulated Learning: Time-Series Analyses of Diary Data
Schmitz, Bernhard; Wiese, Bettina S.
Contemporary Educational Psychology, v31 n1 p64-96 Jan 2006
The present study combines a standardized diary approach with time-series analysis methods to investigate the process of self-regulated learning. Based on a process-focused adaptation of Zimmerman's (2000) learning model, an intervention (consisting of four weekly training sessions) to increase self-regulated learning was developed. The diaries were applied to evaluate this intervention. A sample of 40 civil engineering students participated and 21 of them answered questions in standardized diaries over a five-week period. The effectiveness of the intervention was demonstrated using trend analyses that evinced significant improvements in self-regulatory behavior. In addition, interrupted time-series analyses and control group comparisons confirmed essential treatment effects. The results demonstrate the advantages of using standardized diaries to obtain ecologically valid data on daily learning.
Descriptors: Training, Intervention, Diaries, Civil Engineering, Independent Study, College Students, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Self Paced Instruction, Higher Education, Engineering Education, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Germany