- The purpose of the study was to investigate the effects of using task instruction sheets on the performance scores of three clientele groups studying sheep production. It was theorized that the use of task instruction sheets would augment the performance scores of clientele studying psychomotor tasks.
The population samples for this study consisted of three randomly selected clientele groups. The clientele groups were part-time adult shepherds, 4-H Club members and vocational agriculture students. The clientele groups were divided into two treatment levels; one level was given task instruction sheets and one level was not.
Eighteen sheep clinics were conducted to offer instruction on six competency-based sheep production tasks. The six tasks were identical in all the clinics. The instructors explained and demonstrated each of the tasks. The clientele practiced the tasks and were evaluated on their performance using a criterion-referenced measure.
Analysis of variance (ANOVA) was used to determine if a significant difference existed between treatment levels. The Duncan's Multiple Range Test was used to identify where significant differences occurred between treatment levels.
Three hypotheses were formulated and tested. The major finding of the study revealed that clientele who were given task instruction sheets scored significantly different than clientele who were not given task instruction sheets.
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- Ph.D. The Pennsylvania State University 1981.
- Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 42-08, Section: A, page: 3392.
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