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Date of Award

5-7-1995

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Degree Name

Master of Aeronautical Science

Department

Graduate Studies

Committee Chair

Dr. Charles Richardson

Committee Member

Dr. Owen Lee

Committee Member

Dr. Diana Carl

Abstract

A causal-comparative study that evaluated the qualitative and quantitative data for selected Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University graduate courses in both the distance learning and traditional classroom delivery methods. The population for this study was made up of two segments. The first segment consisted of all students that completed a particular Master of Aeronautical Science course through distance learning, with the instructor that developed the course. The second segment consisted of all students that completed a particular Master of Aeronautical Science course in the classroom environment with the instructor that developed the course for distance learning presentation. The primary instrument for this analysis was the grade reports provided by professors. The grade reports were analyzed to determine if any significant difference in outcomes existed between the distance learning and traditional classroom method students. The two-tailed "t" test of significance was administered to the quantitative data. This method of analysis provided statistical data to evaluate the hypothesis that no significant difference exists.

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