Proposal Title

Impact of study guides on students' perceptions and academic performance: the case of undergraduate Human Anatomy and Physiology classes

Proposal Abstract

The session will present the results of a study that evaluated allied health student perceptions of two different study guides (outline vs. completed versions) in Human Anatomy and Physiology classes (HAP) and analyzed their relationship with demographic factors and academic achievement (based on final grades). The targeted population consisted of 750 HAP students taught by the same instructor in spring and fall semesters of 2012. In spring 2012, HAPI students received the study guide outline and HAPII received the study guide outline and the completed version. In fall 2012, the design was reversed. Survey was administered in class and 586 surveys were returned (78% response rate). Quantitative data was analyzed using SPSS, while qualitative data was organized into categories. This session will: Evaluate views of undergraduates regarding the usefulness of two types of study guides; determine the effect of study guides on academic performance; assess differences in students' perceptions through quantitative & qualitative analysis.

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Room 1005

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Presentation (Open Access)

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Mar 28th, 9:00 AM Mar 28th, 9:45 AM

Impact of study guides on students' perceptions and academic performance: the case of undergraduate Human Anatomy and Physiology classes

Room 1005

The session will present the results of a study that evaluated allied health student perceptions of two different study guides (outline vs. completed versions) in Human Anatomy and Physiology classes (HAP) and analyzed their relationship with demographic factors and academic achievement (based on final grades). The targeted population consisted of 750 HAP students taught by the same instructor in spring and fall semesters of 2012. In spring 2012, HAPI students received the study guide outline and HAPII received the study guide outline and the completed version. In fall 2012, the design was reversed. Survey was administered in class and 586 surveys were returned (78% response rate). Quantitative data was analyzed using SPSS, while qualitative data was organized into categories. This session will: Evaluate views of undergraduates regarding the usefulness of two types of study guides; determine the effect of study guides on academic performance; assess differences in students' perceptions through quantitative & qualitative analysis.