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Computer-Supported Problem-Based Learning in the Research Methodology Domain


Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research Volume 49, Number 3, ISSN 0031-3831


The purpose of this research was to look for possible benefits and drawbacks of the use of computer-supported simulation in the teaching and learning of experimental research methodology and statistics. In the study three research methodology groups were compared. The results show that there were significant differences in favour of the computer-supported simulation group, called the ALEL group. During the course the conversations of two students' in the ALEL group were audiotaped. Although the ALEL students performed better than the other students and showed an improvement during the course, the conversations analysed showed that their learning outcomes should be still better in order to meet the learning goals of the methodology and statistics curriculum. An inadequate knowledge base was shown in the post-test and also in the discussions of the pair during the course.


Lehti, S. & Lehtinen, E. (2005). Computer-Supported Problem-Based Learning in the Research Methodology Domain. Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 49(3), 297-324. Retrieved June 2, 2020 from .

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