Interteaching: Discussion group size and course performance

Jacob C. Truelove, Bryan K. Saville, Ryan Van Patten

Abstract


Researchers have yet to examine whether discussion group size affects student performance in an interteaching-based course. In the current study, we addressed this question by manipulating discussion group size (smaller groups of 2 students vs. larger groups of 4 students) across 2 sections of an undergraduate psychology course. We found no significant differences between the sections on 6 unit exams, on a cumulative final exam, and in the total number of points earned across the semester.

Keywords


interteaching; group size; discussion; exam performance; behavior analysis

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