Accession Number : AD0664483

Title :   THE EFFECT OF TOPIC DISTRIBUTION WITHIN PROGRAMMED INSTRUCTIONAL BOOKLETS.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL PERSONNEL RESEARCH ACTIVITY SAN DIEGO CALIF NAVY TRAINING RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s) : Johnson,Kirk A.

Report Date : NOV 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : Three experiments were done in which comparisons were made between programmed instructional booklets in which all the material on a given topic was concentrated at a single point within the program and alternative versions in which the material on a given topic was dispersed to varying degrees throughout the program. All comparisons were made between programs that had been constructed from the same set of frames. In all except one of the nine relevant comparisons the more dispersed arrangements of topics were found to be superior to the arrangements in which all material on a topic was presented at a single location within the program, though not all of these differences reached the usual levels of statistical reliability. The advantage of the more dispersed programs was greater after a delay of a week than it was on immediate tests. The more dispersed programs tended to require longer reading times. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PROGRAMMED INSTRUCTION, EFFECTIVENESS), TEACHING METHODS, STUDENTS, LEARNING, RETENTION(PSYCHOLOGY), PREPARATION, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, TEXTBOOKS

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE