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Lazarev, Val; Schellinger, Adam; Zacamy, Jenna; Newman, Denis – Empirical Education Inc., 2019
Empirical Education Inc. conducted a quasi-experiment investigating the impact of the Alabama Math, Science, Technology Initiative (AMSTI) training. The study compared classes of fully-trained AMSTI teachers to classes taught by teachers with no AMSTI training within the same schools. The outcome measure was the ACT Aspire in math, science, and…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Mathematics Teachers, Science Teachers, Mathematics Achievement
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Stringfield, Samuel; Schaffer, Eugene; Devlin-Scherer, Roberta – Journal of Classroom Interaction, 2017
Quasi-experimental teacher effectiveness studies have indicated that properly designed staff development programs can lead to changes in teacher and student behavior and to gains in student achievement. Those studies involved workshop series led by nationally known scholars. Using instructors from varied backgrounds, the current study examined the…
Descriptors: Generalization, Behavior Change, Time Management, Teacher Effectiveness
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Sundstrom, Eric D.; Hardin, Erin E.; Shaffer, Matthew J. – Teaching of Psychology, 2016
To extend prior findings on the motivational value of tiny, nonfinancial incentives, we conducted two quasi-experiments on the relationship of extra credit micro-incentives (ECMIs, worth =1% of course grade) and response rates for online course evaluations. Study 1 involved two advanced undergraduate psychology courses taught by the same…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Course Evaluation, Educational Policy, Incentives
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Hou, Su-I – Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2020
This convergent mixed method quasi-experiment study evaluates the effectiveness of an HIV Prevention Webcourses on reaching HIV related competencies among college students at a large public university in Florida. College students in health majors participated in the study, experiment group were students enrolled in the HIV Webcourses and…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Course Evaluation, Comparative Analysis, College Students
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Lalani, Munir; Bhutta, Sadia Muzaffar – Intercultural Education, 2019
This study aims to explore the efficacy of literature relating to Anne Frank to reduce children's attitudes of prejudice and discrimination with respect to specific dimensions, including ethnicity and race, religion and gender. A quasi-experiment was employed with pre-post control design. The sample consisted of 100 students of the upper key-stage…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Bias, Social Discrimination, Literature
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Andrietti, Vincenzo; Su, Xuejuan – Education Finance and Policy, 2019
This paper uses a quasi-natural policy experiment in Germany, the G8 reform, to examine the impact of schooling intensity on student learning. The G8 reform compresses secondary school for academic-track students from nine to eight years, while holding fixed the overall academic content and total instruction time required for graduation, resulting…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary Education, Educational Change, Academic Education
Jaciw, Andrew P.; Wingard, Audra; Zacamy, Jenna; Lin, Li; Lau, Sze-Shun – Grantee Submission, 2021
Teacher residencies are surfacing as a promising model for teacher preparation. One such residency program--Collaboration and Reflection to Enhance Atlanta Teacher Effectiveness (CREATE)--seeks to raise student achievement in local high-needs schools by increasing the effectiveness and retention of both new and veteran educators. CREATE aims to…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Teacher Collaboration, Reflection, Teacher Effectiveness
Jaciw, Andrew P.; Wingard, Audra; Zacamy, Jenna; Lin, Li; Lau, Sze-Shun – Grantee Submission, 2021
Teacher residencies are surfacing as a promising model for teacher preparation. One such residency program--Collaboration and Reflection to Enhance Atlanta Teacher Effectiveness (CREATE)--seeks to raise student achievement in local high-needs schools by increasing the effectiveness and retention of both new and veteran educators. CREATE aims to…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Teacher Collaboration, Reflection, Teacher Effectiveness
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Touchton, Michael – Journal of Political Science Education, 2015
I administer a quasi-experiment using undergraduate political science majors in statistics classes to evaluate whether "flipping the classroom" (the treatment) alters students' applied problem-solving performance and satisfaction relative to students in a traditional classroom environment (the control). I also assess whether general…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Political Science, Majors (Students), Statistics
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Connelly, Brian S.; Sackett, Paul R.; Waters, Shonna D. – Personnel Psychology, 2013
Organizational and applied sciences have long struggled with improving causal inference in quasi-experiments. We introduce organizational researchers to propensity scoring, a statistical technique that has become popular in other applied sciences as a means for improving internal validity. Propensity scoring statistically models how individuals in…
Descriptors: Quasiexperimental Design, Control Groups, Inferences, Research Methodology
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Walser, Tamara M. – Practical Assessment, Research & Evaluation, 2014
There is increased emphasis on using experimental and quasi-experimental methods to evaluate educational programs; however, educational evaluators and school leaders are often faced with challenges when implementing such designs in educational settings. Use of a historical cohort control group design provides a viable option for conducting…
Descriptors: Quasiexperimental Design, Cohort Analysis, Control Groups, Educational Assessment
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Poniatowski, Kelly – Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 2019
Using a quasi-experiment, this research looks at grades and student satisfaction over the course of six semesters in a college-level writing class. Three of the classes were taught traditionally, and the other three classes utilized the flipped classroom concept. All classes were taught by the same instructor. Using independent samples t tests,…
Descriptors: Grades (Scholastic), Student Attitudes, Writing Instruction, College Students
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Howley, Craig; Howley, Aimee; Yahn, Jacqueline; VanHorn, Pamela; Telfer, Deborah – Mid-Western Educational Researcher, 2019
This quasi-experiment tested whether or not a statewide professional development program for principals yielded measurable changes in self-reported attitudes and practices. The two-year program combined training events at central and regional locations with on-site coaching. The program attempted (1) to change attitudes toward inclusion, broadly…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Faculty Development, Principals, Social Justice
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Ayu, Suci Musvita; Lindawati, S.; Halimatusa'diyah, Thoharoh – International Journal of Evaluation and Research in Education, 2020
This study was conducted examine the effect of counseling on the increasing knowledge and attitudes about risky pregnancies at Muhammadiyah 1 Vocational High School in Wonosobo, Indonesia. This research was quasi-experimental research employed quasi experiment design with one group pretest-post-test design. Measurements were made before and after…
Descriptors: Knowledge Level, Pregnancy, Vocational Schools, Counseling Effectiveness
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Harding, Lora Mitchell – Marketing Education Review, 2020
Marketing instructors have long struggled with the issue of free-riding in groups. "Flocking" students based on shared motivation levels has been found to reduce free-riding among undergraduates, but this method may be less effective in graduate courses where student motivation is often more homogeneous. This article presents a modified…
Descriptors: Time Management, Graduate Students, Group Dynamics, Group Membership
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