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Research and evaluation

1981

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Investigation Of Students' Study Habits Under Traditional And Phase Achievement Systems Of Instruction In A College Biology Course , Abdullatif Jassim Al-Hashash Jan 1981

Investigation Of Students' Study Habits Under Traditional And Phase Achievement Systems Of Instruction In A College Biology Course , Abdullatif Jassim Al-Hashash

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The present study evaluated the effectiveness of two different systems of instruction, the traditional method and the phase achievement method, and their relationship to different informational variables--use of lectures, textbooks, study guides and video cassette tapes provided for students in a college biology course at Iowa State University. The phase achievement method is a self-paced instructional system which shares some common elements with a personalized system of instruction (PSI), and Bloom's mastery strategy. In this system, learning objectives must be clearly defined, selected, and organized into relatively small units to help students as a guide and to provide levels ...


The Relationship Between Selected Evaluator And Decision Maker Characteristics And The Impact Of An Evaluation , Valerie J. Ruffo Broughton Jan 1981

The Relationship Between Selected Evaluator And Decision Maker Characteristics And The Impact Of An Evaluation , Valerie J. Ruffo Broughton

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The need for and frequency of program evaluations has increased during the past two decades. Professionals involved with program evaluation have expressed dissatisfaction with the minimal impact evaluation information has had on program planning and decisions. Therefore, researchers have begun to investigate factors contributing to varying degrees of evaluation usefulness. This study focused on an evaluation utilization model which predicted that evaluator, decision maker, program and context, and report and process variables affected the impact of an evaluation. The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of certain evaluator and decision maker characteristics on the usefulness of a ...