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EFFECTIVENESS OF A SYNERGISTIC MODEL IN TEACHING FIFTH GRADERS HOW TO DO RESEARCH

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1983
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The primary purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of a synergistic research model in teaching fifth graders how to do research. The secondary purpose was to determine if achievement means of the treatment group in an open research and development school were comparable to achievement means of the treatment group in a traditional school. Four fifth grade teachers in the research and development school, two teachers in the traditional school, and their 167 fifth grade students comprised three experimental and three control groups. The researcher conducted two three hour workshops on two consecutive days in the classrooms of the three experimental groups. Specific, behaviorally defined skills of the synergistic research process were demonstrated by the researcher as they were practiced and developed by the teachers and students. One experimental and one control group in the research and development school were pretested on "A Test of Knowledge, Comprehension and Application of Selected Research Competencies," constructed by the researcher. Experimental teachers used the synergistic model in teaching their students how to do research during the last nine week period of the school year. Experimental and control groups were posttested using a different form of the instrument. The Solomon Four Group and Posttest Only Control Group Designs were used to generate 2 x 2 factorial analyses of variance utilizing the SPSS MANOVA Program. It was found that treatment groups in both the traditional and research and development schools achieved significantly higher posttest scores than the control groups. It was further concluded that the achievement means of the treatment group in the traditional school were comparable to the achievement means of the treatment group in the research and development school.
Title: THE EFFECTIVENESS OF A SYNERGISTIC MODEL IN TEACHING FIFTH GRADERS HOW TO DO RESEARCH.
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Name(s): DENNARD, KHA PHRANCES.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Weppner, Daniel B., Thesis advisor
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1983
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 128 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: The primary purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of a synergistic research model in teaching fifth graders how to do research. The secondary purpose was to determine if achievement means of the treatment group in an open research and development school were comparable to achievement means of the treatment group in a traditional school. Four fifth grade teachers in the research and development school, two teachers in the traditional school, and their 167 fifth grade students comprised three experimental and three control groups. The researcher conducted two three hour workshops on two consecutive days in the classrooms of the three experimental groups. Specific, behaviorally defined skills of the synergistic research process were demonstrated by the researcher as they were practiced and developed by the teachers and students. One experimental and one control group in the research and development school were pretested on "A Test of Knowledge, Comprehension and Application of Selected Research Competencies," constructed by the researcher. Experimental teachers used the synergistic model in teaching their students how to do research during the last nine week period of the school year. Experimental and control groups were posttested using a different form of the instrument. The Solomon Four Group and Posttest Only Control Group Designs were used to generate 2 x 2 factorial analyses of variance utilizing the SPSS MANOVA Program. It was found that treatment groups in both the traditional and research and development schools achieved significantly higher posttest scores than the control groups. It was further concluded that the achievement means of the treatment group in the traditional school were comparable to the achievement means of the treatment group in the research and development school.
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Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): Thesis (Educat.D.)--Florida Atlantic University, 1983.
College of Education
Subject(s): Report writing
School reports
Academic achievement
Learning, Psychology of
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