Quantitative Study Evaluation

9617 words - 39 pages
Quantitative Study Evaluation

Capella University

Spring 2013:

Instructor: Lisa McBride

Quantitative Study Evaluation

The purpose of this research is to evaluate the Effects of Classroom Structure on Student Achievement Goal Orientation. There were three classes chosen and the students had to set weekly goals based on performance and learning. Many of the students in the contingency group based their weekly goals more on learning than performance and many of the students in the token economy condition set were more based on performance goals. Evaluation of the Title

In this study of classroom structure on student achievement goal orientation the title does reflect the major independent variable (classroom structure) and the dependent variable (student achievement goal orientation). The title expresses a relationship/correlation among the two variables. For example, is there a relationship between the effect of classroom structure (IV0 and student achievement goal orientation (DV); or does student achievement goal orientation (DV) cause the effect of classroom structure (IV)? Evaluation of the Problem Statement

This study is geared towards an educational study of student achievement and classroom structure. Does structure in the classroom have an effect on student achievement; according to the research this issue is extremely important in the world of educators and the problem statement does indicate an educational issue. According to Ames (1992) students with a performance goal orientation can become vulnerable to helplessness, especially when they perform poorly on ac ...

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