|TITLE:||STUDENT PECEPTIONS OF LEARNING STYLES|
|PRINCIPLE INVESTIGATOR:||TINER, JOHN|
|OTHER INVESTIGATORS:||DEREK EVANSRNSUE DUNWOODY|
File Created: February 19, 2013|
Department Chair Action Date: February 19, 2013
Current Status: Final Status Report Received
|Confidentiality||Data are not linked to individuals|
STATEMENT OF PURPOSEDetermine students perceptions of their learning styles. The goal is to look for links between differing learning styles i.e. students who view themselves as auditory learners may also tend view themselves as tactile learners while students who view themselves as visual learners may view themselves as kinesthetic learners.
STATEMENT OF RESEARCH METHODOLOGYA Q-study involving a Q-set of 40 statements to examine students perceptions of what learning styles they are most likely to employ. Demographic information such as major, sex, and year in college (academic and calendar) as well as full-time / part-time status will also be asked to detemine possible correlations between major and learning styles. Students will do a Q sort statements related to specific learning styles.
ANTICIPATED RISKS AND BENEFITSNo more than minimal risk is anticipated. Students will sort statements about their own preferences when it comes to typical daily activities.
SUBJECT SELECTIONApproximately 20 - 25 students who have completed at least 24 college credit hours. There is not planned reward or inducement although some instructors may offer extra credit for participation.
CONFIDENTIALITYDemographic information will not be tracable to any student. Additionally, the Q-sorts themselves will not be linked to any student other than the demographics page asking for age, sex, number of credit hours, years in college, full-time/part-time status.
PRIMARY SUPPORTING DOCUMENTClick for Word Document
Extension Request on 04-25-2013I would like to collect 1 - 6 more responses.
Final Report on 06-22-2013Data was collected from 20 students concerning their perceptions about themselves. These perceptions were related to learning styles. The data (as of right now) is inconclusive as the Q-Study only had a two factor solution with a .42 significance. Please let me know if I need to do more or submit more information. Sincerely, John W Tiner
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