Accession Number : ADA018299

Title :   An Investigation of the Relative Effectiveness of the Personalized System of Instruction at the Naval Postgraduate School.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Personal Author(s) : Toffler,Patrick Alan

Report Date : SEP 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 110

Abstract : An extensive and scientifically controlled experiment was designed and conducted over a three month period. The analysis of the results are accomplished with modern, advanced statistical procedures. The effort leads to the conclusion that the Personalized System of Instruction (PSI) is demonstrably superior to the conventional lecture/recitation (CLR) technique for teaching graduate level students (at NPS in a certain class of subjects). This paper describes in detail the nature of the experiment, the analysis and the benefits to be derived through utilization of PSI. the findings of this experiment are directly applicable to the costly and imperative educational and training missions conducted by the Department of Defense (DOD). (Author)

Descriptors :   *Individualized training, *Teaching methods, Instructional materials, Naval training, Education, Personnel development, Graduates, Behavior, Performance(Human), Effectiveness, Statistical analysis, Training devices, Theses

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE