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ERIC Number: ED107450
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 236
Abstractor: N/A
The Development, Field Testing and Evaluation of Three Hierarchies of Behaviorally Stated Objectives for the Chemistry Content of a Course of Instruction in Physical Science for Pre-Service Nursing Students.
Love, Robert Alden
The purpose of this research was to develop hierarchies of behavioral objectives for the chemistry content of a one-semester course in physical science for preservice associate degree nursing students. Each of three content objectives was expressed by a series of behaviorally stated objectives which included a terminal objective for a unit of instruction. A hierarchy of objectives was developed for each unit by analyzing the competencies required by the terminal objective into subordinate competencies. It was hypothesized that 90 percent of the preservice nursing students would achieve 70 percent of the objectives and earn a mean score for competency measures of 0.70 (70 percent). There were 37 objectives for which the competency measure yielded interval data. Four of these objectives required completion of a laboratory exercise. Analyses were carried out to determine achievement, extent of positive transfer, and validity of the hypothesized learning dependencies. Analyses revealed that 27 of 32 objectives (84.3 percent) mediated positive transfer of learning in at least 80 percent of testable transfers of learning. Of 32 hypothesized learning dependencies, 21 (65.6 percent) were accepted which met criteria for consistency, adequacy, and completeness. Revisions were made, and consideration was given to the restructuring of the hierarchies. (Author/EB)
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Maryland