Nancy L. Griffin, Robert W. Schumm; Comparison of the Effectiveness of Two Types of Teaching Aids in an Occupational Therapy Research Class. Am J Occup Ther 1981;35(1):36-39. doi: 10.5014/ajot.35.1.36.
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Students who have mastered statistical calculation problems often experience difficulty in choosing an appropriate procedure to apply to a given research problem. To assist them in this process, two teaching aids were assigned at random to a group of 29 beginning research students. Their performance in selecting appropriate statistical procedures for analyzing data indicated that, while both aids were helpful, the algorithm format was more effective than the prose form.
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