Accelerated Learning: A Study of the Impact on Adult Learning, Attention, and Attitudes

Accelerated Learning: A Study of the Impact on Adult Learning, Attention, and Attitudes

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This research study examined whether a training session conducted using accelerated learning methods produced greater learning gains, increased attention, and improved attitudes towards learning over traditional methods. Using a quasi-experimental design, the researcher used a pretest and posttest, in addition to survey and observation instruments, to test hypotheses in these three areas. The population included new employees at a biotechnology company who participated in the regularly scheduled new employee training session. A convenience sample was used to select participants from among new employees who were enrolled in this regularly scheduled class and who volunteered to participate in the research study. The control and treatment groups ran sequentially with the control group receiving the traditional training on May 14, 2007 and May 29, 2007 and the treatment group receiving the intervention on July 9, 2007 and July 23, 2007. Data analysis was conducted in SPSS using t tests and the Mann-Whitney U test to determine if the difference between the control and test groups were significantly different (p-valueGuide to customer surveys: Sample questionnaires and detailed guidelines for creating effective surveys. New York: Customer Service Group. Stallings, J. A. ( 1977). Learning to look: A handbook on classroom observation and teachinganbsp;...


Title:Accelerated Learning: A Study of the Impact on Adult Learning, Attention, and Attitudes
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Publisher:ProQuest - 2007
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