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An analysis of the effects of a learning style seminar and a computer-assisted instruction package on the academic achievement of selected seminary students
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, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, United States

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary . Awarded

Abstract

Problem. The problem of this study was to determine the differences in class test scores between four specified groups of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary students. These groups of students included: students who participated in a learning style seminar and utilized a computer-assisted instruction (CAI) package, students who participated in the learning style seminar but did not utilize a CAI package, students who utilized a CAI package but did not participate in the learning style seminar, and students who did not participate in the learning style seminar nor did they utilize the CAI package.

Procedures. A four-group post test only experimental design was used with 131 volunteer students enrolled in all sections of the course Youth Education in the Church, at the Fort Worth, Texas, campus of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary during the fall semester, 1996. Group one participated in the learning style seminar and utilized the CAI package. Group two participated in the learning style seminar. Group three utilized the CAI package. Group four was the control group and experienced no treatments. Nine weeks into the semester, the students were given an unannounced, fifty-question, objective test over the course material. The two-way ANOVA determined if there was interaction between the independent variables or whether the independent variables affected the dependent variable. The one-way ANOVA determined if there was a significant difference between the four groups. The Fisher-Protected Least Significant Difference determined which of the group means differed significantly from the other means.

Findings and conclusion. The statistical analysis revealed that there was no interaction between the independent variables, the independent variables did not affect the dependent variable, there was a significant difference between the four groups, and the treatment groups scored significantly higher than the control group. Student's academic achievement was positively affected by participation in the learning style seminar, utilization of the CAI package, and combining the participation in the learning style seminar with the utilization of the CAI package.

Citation

Crawford, O.G. An analysis of the effects of a learning style seminar and a computer-assisted instruction package on the academic achievement of selected seminary students. Ph.D. thesis, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Retrieved February 17, 2019 from .

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