The effects of computer-assisted systematic observation on the attitudes and efficiencies of pre-service teachers

Raymond S. Pastore, Kyle L. Peck

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to explore the effects of computer-assistance during systematic observation on the attitudes of pre-service teachers towards systematic observation and on the time required to analyze the data gathered. During their field experience, pre-service teachers were randomly assigned to conduct systematic observation in a computer-assisted group or traditional ‘pencil and paper’ group. Results indicated that pre-service teachers who used computer-assisted systematic observation required significantly (alpha = 0.01) less time to perform quantitative analysis. The data also revealed several significant differences in attitudes between the pre-service teachers who used computers and those who used the traditional ‘pencil and paper’ methods of systematic observation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)91-100
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Information Technology for Teacher Education
Volume3
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Information Systems
  • Communication
  • Education
  • Computer Science Applications

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