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An essential part of Methods of Educational Enquiry is the Student Project on attitudes to school. Each student taking part in the course surveys these attitudes in his area. The data from this res...earch is computer analysed and fed back to the student in this final programme of the course. Dr John Bynner, Senior Lecturer in Educational Studies, and Ann Floyd, Lecturer in Educational Studies, present the findings of the student project and use the information to answer questions on how regional variation, size of school, streaming, selection, age and sex affect attitudes to school.
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Module code and title: E341, Methods of educational enquiry: an empirical approach
Item code: E341; 08; 1974
First transmission date: 21-09-1974
Published: 1974
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Duration: 00:21:17
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Producer: Vic Lockwood
Contributors: John Bynner; Ann Floyd
Publisher: BBC Open University
Keyword(s): Age; Attitudes to school; Data collection; Entwhistle scale; Personal characteristics; Religion; Research project; Sex; Streaming selection; Sumner scale; Variables
Footage description: John Bynnor introduces the programme, which looks at the national analysis of this year's student project results. Ann Floyd introduces the results and points out the factors that must be taken into consideration in interpreting them, particularly age and sex distribution, and type of school. Captions. Using a large map she indicates the regional distribution of attitudes to school as measured by the Sumner Scale. Hynner shows that unstreamed children scored slightly higher than streamed. Captions. Differences between types of school are analysed by Ann Floyd, using an animated caption. Bynner uses a model to indicate the relation between attitude and school size, and pupil's age ranges. Ann analyses the age range findings. Captions. John compares these Sumner Scale findings with those on the Entwhistle scale. Captions. Ann Floyd examines the correlations between personal attributes and attitude to school. Using a large model, John summarises the percentage of variance in attitudes to school which can be attributed, to variation in other characteristics of the children studied; which turns out to be 37%. Ann summarises the picture which emerges of the child with the most positive attitudes to school. Captions. Bynner concludes the programme and thanks students for gathering the data.
Master spool number: 6HT/71560
Production number: 00525_6135
Videofinder number: 3901
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