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ERIC Number: EJ883201
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-0098-6283
Research Participation versus Classroom Lecture: A Comparison of Student Learning
Elliott, Lisa Jo; Rice, Stephen; Trafimow, David; Madson, Laura; Hipshur, Malisa F.
Teaching of Psychology, v37 n2 p129-131 2010
Previous literature has focused on students' perceptions of participation in experiments, but has not measured the effect of participation on learning. In Study 1, students rated their perceptions of learning about psychology; they compared the classroom experience to experiment participation, reading about psychology, or summarizing a journal article. In Experiment 2, students either participated in an experiment or listened to a lecture on the experiment's concept. Results indicate that students not only preferred experimental participation to classroom lectures, but that students learned as much about the psychological concept by participating in an experiment as they did by listening to a lecture. (Contains 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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