The Resource The effects of learning style and teaching methodology on achievement in an introductory database unit, by Christine C. Thomas

The effects of learning style and teaching methodology on achievement in an introductory database unit, by Christine C. Thomas

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The effects of learning style and teaching methodology on achievement in an introductory database unit
Title
The effects of learning style and teaching methodology on achievement in an introductory database unit
Statement of responsibility
by Christine C. Thomas
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The purposes of this study were to determine (a) if the type of teaching method (guided practice vs. independent practice) significantly effected students achievement in an introductory database unit of a microcomputer applications course, (b) if a students' learning style (field-dependent or field-independent) significantly effected achievement, (c) if a student's problem solving ability has any relationship to a student's achievement based on treatment, and (d) if an interaction existed between learning styles and instructional method on achievement measures. The participants for this study consisted of 59 students enrolled in four intact sections of an undergraduate F314 Utility Software for Microcomputers course. Since participants determined the section to enroll in, the treatments were randomly assigned to the four sections. Twenty-eight students in Treatment I were taught in a computer lab, with each student seated at a computer, using the lecture/demonstration method. They completed guided practice learning activities. Thirty-one students in Treatment II were taught in a computer lab utilizing the lecture/demonstration method with each student at a computer. They completed independent learning activities with the instructor available for help. As a measure of cognitive style, the Group Embedded Figures Test was administered to the students. To measure students' problem solving confidence, approach-avoidance, and personal control the Problem Solving Inventory was administered and the total PSI was utilized in the analyses of the data. A student information sheet was used to obtain demographic data and information on each student's exposure and experience using microcomputer applications software. Descriptive statistics (frequencies, means, percentages, and standard deviations), Analysis of Variance (ANOVA), and the Pearson correlation were used to analyze the data. Results suggested that the guided practice instructional method is more effective than the independent practice method in improving college student achievement scores on database instruction and that achievement is not dependent on matching method of instruction and learning styles
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MUU
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1968-
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Thomas, Christine C.
Degree
Ph. D.
Dissertation year
2001.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Granting institution
University of Missouri-Columbia
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • theses
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  • Microcomputers
  • Lecture method in teaching
  • Independent study
  • Academic achievement
Target audience
specialized
Label
The effects of learning style and teaching methodology on achievement in an introductory database unit, by Christine C. Thomas
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Publication
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  • Typescript
  • Vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (leaves 63-71)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
49801691
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
xi, 106 leaves
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
Label
The effects of learning style and teaching methodology on achievement in an introductory database unit, by Christine C. Thomas
Publication
Note
  • Typescript
  • Vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (leaves 63-71)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
49801691
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
xi, 106 leaves
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote

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