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ERIC Number: EJ774381
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Pages: 15
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 5
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1053-0819
A Comparison of Study Session Formats on Attendance and Quiz Performance in a College Course
Neef, Nancy A.; Cihon, Traci; Kettering, Tracy; Guld, Amanda; Axe, Judah B.; Itoi, Madoka; DeBar, Ruth
Journal of Behavioral Education, v16 n3 p235-249 Sep 2007
We compared two formats for optional study sessions offered to students in a research methods course. Study sessions alternated between a game format (e.g., Behavioral Jeopardy) and a student-directed question and answer format, presented in counterbalanced order across different sections of the same course. The results of the alternating treatments design in Study 1 indicated that, despite improvements in quiz performance relative to baseline, there were no consistent differences between the two formats on attendance at the study sessions or on weekly quiz performance. Similar results were obtained in a systematic replication (Study 2) in which opportunities to respond to game questions were equated across study sessions. (Contains 2 tables and 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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