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Borokhovski, Eugene; Tamim, Rana; Bernard, Robert M.; Abrami, Philip C.; Sokolovskaya, Anna – Distance Education, 2012
This systematic review draws from and builds upon the results of a meta-analysis of the achievement effects of three types of interaction treatments in distance education: student-student, student-teacher, and student-content (Bernard et al., "Review of Educational Research," 79(3), 1243-1289, 2009). This follow-up study considers two forms of…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Interaction, Electronic Learning, Distance Education
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Abrami, Philip C.; Bernard, Robert M. – Distance Education, 2006
This article extends the issues and arguments raised in Bernard, Abrami, Lou, and Borokhovski ("Distance Education", 25(2), 175-198, 2004) regarding the design of quantitative, particularly experimental research in distance education. A single experimental, study from the distance education literature is examined from six different perspectives to…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Distance Education, Experiments, Qualitative Research
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Bernard, Robert M.; Brauer, Aaron; Abrami, Philip C.; Surkes, Mike – Distance Education, 2004
The study reported here concerns the development and predictive validation of an instrument to assess the achievement outcomes of DE/online learning success. A 38-item questionnaire was developed and administered to 167 students who were about to embark on an online course. Factor analysis indicated a four-factor solution, interpreted as "general…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Predictive Validity, Online Courses, Grade Point Average
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Bernard, Robert M.; Abrami, Philip C.; Lou, Yiping; Borokhovski, Evgueni – Distance Education, 2004
This article is about the quantitative research practices and methodologies that are used in distance education (DE). It begins with an analysis and assessment of a segment of the DE research literature, DE/classroom comparison studies, based on a recently completed meta-analysis of that literature from 1985 to 2002. Overall, the 232 studies…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Distance Education, Research Methodology, Educational Research