Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Social sciences--Study and teaching; Activity programs in education;
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of literature based social studies versus textbook based social studies in mastery of information. Using a pre-test and a post-test, control group, experimental design, and a t-test for non-independent variables, it was found that the experimental group achieved higher test scores than the control group. Results of the t-test yield a t-value of 3.00 with 18 degrees of freedom with a .05 level of significance. This shows that the results are 95% certain that the differences between the two groups' performances on the post test are due to the variation in teaching methods and not just a mere chance occurrence.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
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©1997 Kathrine Jean Kellogg
Kellogg, Kathrine Jean, "Literature based social studies versus textbook based social studies" (1997). Graduate Research Papers. 977.