A comparison of the effectiveness of two CD-ROM database training methods Public Deposited

http://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/concern/graduate_thesis_or_dissertations/736667282

Descriptions

Attribute NameValues
Creator
Abstract or Summary
  • The primary question to be answered as a result of the research was: Do native English-speaking undergraduate students learn CD-ROM database search skills more effectively through the use of conventional instruction method or by training confined to a written manual self-instructional method? Thirty-seven Oregon State University students were randomly assigned to two groups and participated in the study. The study utilized an experimental pretest-posttest control group design. The length of the study was six weeks. All participants were pre and post-measured using the CD-ROM Database Competency Test which was validated using the Delphi method. The subjects were trained using Wilsondisc and SilverPlatter databases. ANCOVA and t-tests were the main statistics utilized in the analysis. The results of the study were as follows: 1) Subjects in both treatment groups experienced significant test score gains between pretest and posttest; 2) Those subjects which were assigned to the conventional instruction group had significantly higher scores than did subjects assigned to the self-instruction group; 3) Subject gender was determined not to be a factor when differences were considered from test results; 4) Interaction did not play a significant role in influencing the data results; 5) Students rated formal training as being very helpful in improving the effectiveness of their CD-ROM database searches. The major conclusion drawn from the study was that the native English-speaking students at Oregon State University learned CD-ROM searching skills more effectively through the conventional instruction method than those students who were trained by self-instruction. The results of the study substantiated the need to undertake further efforts to improve the efficiency of learning CD-ROM access instructional methods in higher educational settings.
Resource Type
Date Available
Date Copyright
Date Issued
Degree Level
Degree Name
Degree Field
Degree Grantor
Commencement Year
Advisor
Academic Affiliation
Non-Academic Affiliation
Subject
Rights Statement
Peer Reviewed
Language
Digitization Specifications
  • File scanned at 300 ppi (Monochrome, 8-bit Grayscale) using ScandAll PRO 1.8.1 on a Fi-6770A in PDF format. CVista PdfCompressor 4.0 was used for pdf compression and textual OCR.
Replaces
Additional Information
  • description.provenance : Made available in DSpace on 2012-12-11T17:55:37Z (GMT). No. of bitstreams: 1 KeowmookdarNattaya1994.pdf: 4836353 bytes, checksum: 3625696268f3a06a0eadc33efaa2c0e6 (MD5) Previous issue date: 1993-07-08
  • description.provenance : Submitted by John Valentino (valentjo@onid.orst.edu) on 2012-12-11T00:13:39Z No. of bitstreams: 1 KeowmookdarNattaya1994.pdf: 4836353 bytes, checksum: 3625696268f3a06a0eadc33efaa2c0e6 (MD5)
  • description.provenance : Approved for entry into archive by Patricia Black(patricia.black@oregonstate.edu) on 2012-12-11T17:54:11Z (GMT) No. of bitstreams: 1 KeowmookdarNattaya1994.pdf: 4836353 bytes, checksum: 3625696268f3a06a0eadc33efaa2c0e6 (MD5)
  • description.provenance : Approved for entry into archive by Patricia Black(patricia.black@oregonstate.edu) on 2012-12-11T17:55:37Z (GMT) No. of bitstreams: 1 KeowmookdarNattaya1994.pdf: 4836353 bytes, checksum: 3625696268f3a06a0eadc33efaa2c0e6 (MD5)

Relationships

In Administrative Set:
Last modified: 08/09/2017

Downloadable Content

Download PDF
Citations:

EndNote | Zotero | Mendeley

Items