Let's Discuss: Group Size, Course Performance, & Enjoyability in an Interteaching Class

Leidt, Alexandria Emily (2017) Let's Discuss: Group Size, Course Performance, & Enjoyability in an Interteaching Class. Undergraduate thesis, under the direction of Kate Kellum from Psychology, University of Mississippi.

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Abstract

In 2013, Saville and colleagues examined whether group size affected course performance in an interteaching based classroom, and found there was no significant difference in course performance between the different sizes of groups. In this replication and extension, we increased the larger interteaching group size from four to six, maintained the small group size at two, and included additional measures of social validity.  The students rated their groups each class as a group and individually. Additionally, teaching assistants rated their perception of group effectiveness based on responses to end-of-class questions by individual students. The current study used an alternating treatments design to compared weekly test performance and discussion quality between the small and large interteaching discussion groups.  The weekly quiz scores did not show a difference between the two group sizes; however, clear preferences for group size emerged. Findings and implications of the social validity data will be discussed.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Creators: Leidt, Alexandria Emily
Student's Degree Program(s): B.A. Psychology
Thesis Advisor: Kate Kellum
Thesis Advisor's Department: Psychology
Institution: University of Mississippi
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Depositing User: Alexandria Leidt
Date Deposited: 11 May 2017 16:52
Last Modified: 11 May 2017 16:52
URI: http://thesis.honors.olemiss.edu/id/eprint/818

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