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ERIC Number: EJ952123
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-0094-1956
Research Based Learning Approach: Students Perspective of Skills Obtained
Kazura, Kerry; Tuttle, Harlee
Journal of Instructional Psychology, v37 n3 p210-215 2010
This study describes undergraduate students' evaluation of skills gained from two different research experiences (observation vs. interview) while enrolled in a child development course (N=83). At the end of the semester students were asked to complete a skills questionnaire. Factor analysis revealed three themes that were used to create the following variables: data collection skills, writing and presentation skills, and professional development skills. MANOVA analysis produced an overall mean difference between these two groups, with significant univariate effects for the data collection skills F(1,63)=4.95, p less than 0.05, writing and presentation skills F(1,63)=33.72, p less than 0.01, and professional development skills F(1,63)=4.23, p less than 0.05. Students' comments regarding their research experiences were also analyzed. Students enjoyed making the connections between course content and children's behavior in a natural setting. They recommended that future students would enjoy conducting research and advised them to utilize time-management skills to promote success in the course. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A