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dc.contributor.advisorVanLiere, Donald W., 1915-2002
dc.contributor.advisorDeHaan, Robert F.
dc.contributor.authorArnold, Barbara
dc.descriptionv, 16 p.en_US
dc.description.abstractEighty-four students in an introductory psychology course at Kalamazoo College participated in a study to investigate whether Learning by a Linear programmed textbook or by a conventional lecture method produces better retention. S's were randomly assigned to one. of 3 groups: Lecture (L), n=34; Lecture + programmed text (LB), n=•22; programmed text (B), n:30. During the 2 week experimental period, the LB and B groups learned significantly more material than the L group, but they forgot a significantly Large amount during a two month retention interval, while the L group forgot nothing. For a four month retention interval, the results are inconclusive. However, it seems that linear programmed methods have little if any particular advantage over conventional lecture methods.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipDepartment of Psychology. Hope College. Holland, Michigan.
dc.relation.ispartofKalamazoo College Psychology Senior Individualized Projects Collection
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSenior Individualized Projects. Psychology.;
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dc.titleA Comparison of Retention Between Groups Using Programed and Conventional Instructional Methodsen_US

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