Title page for ETD etd-11032009-160356

Type of Document Dissertation
Author Krieg, Katherine
URN etd-11032009-160356
Title Effect of an Audience Response System on Student Learning Ourcomes in an Applied Kinesiology Course
Degree Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
Department Educational Theory, Policy, & Practice
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Lou, Yiping Committee Chair
Blanchard, Pamela Committee Member
Kennedy, Eugene Committee Member
Oetting, Janna Committee Member
Garn, Alex C. Dean's Representative
  • Chi square
  • mixed method
  • learning outcomes
  • clickers
  • audience response system
Date of Defense 2009-10-30
Availability unrestricted
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of using audience response systems (ARS) on student learning outcomes and learning processes, when the instructional strategy of using sequentially challenging questions and collaborative discussions were held constant across both treatment and control conditions. A quasi-experimental AB alternating research design was employed. Two sections of a Functional Anatomy and Kinesiology course at a small faith-based college participated in the study. One section served as control and the other section as treatment groups until midsemester, when the roles of the groups switched.

Both quantitative and qualitative data were collected and analyzed. Independent t-tests showed no significant impact of ARS in either the unit exams, or the final exam. Chi square tests demonstrated no significant difference in imbedding questions within the presentations. Most students preferred attending class where the ARS are used, citing greater engagement with the instructor, the material and their peers.

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