Mobile-assisted learning experimental design: Current deficiencies and potential improvements

Yao Ting Sung, Han Yueh Lee, Je Ming Yang, Wei Cheng Chen, Hak Ping Tam, Yi Shian Lee

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Abstract

Due to the fact that mobile devices and educational software developed and expanded substantially in recent years, the importance of mobile-assisted learning may be raised. This study aimed to investigate the lack of the experimental design mobile-assisted leaning studies, and tried to make suggestions. Researchers collected all of the experimental studies on mobile-assisted learning published in ERIC and ISI from 2003 to 2013, which amounted to 216 studies. The four primary variables (research design, methods for initial equivalence in quasi-experiment, measuring tools and their reliability and validity, and sample size) were coded and preliminarily analyzed into frequency tables. Results of the study are as follows: (1) Researchers of 33.33% studies conducted the research by pre-experimental design or quasi-experimental design without equating, which were not rigorous sufficiently; (2) reliability and validity of outcome measures were not reported in 80% studies; and (3) sample sizes of approximate 30% studies were inadequate to draw an accurate statistical conclusion.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWork-In-Progress Poster - Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2014
EditorsAhmad Fauzi Mohd Ayub, Akihiro Kashihara, Tatsunori Matsui, Chen-Chung Liu, Hiroaki Ogata, Siu Cheung Kong
PublisherAsia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education
Pages40-42
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9784990801441
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 1
Event22nd International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2014 - Nara, Japan
Duration: 2014 Nov 302014 Dec 4

Other

Other22nd International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2014
CountryJapan
CityNara
Period14/11/3014/12/4

Keywords

  • Design of experiments
  • Mobile-assisted learning
  • Rigorous

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Education
  • Human-Computer Interaction

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    Sung, Y. T., Lee, H. Y., Yang, J. M., Chen, W. C., Tam, H. P., & Lee, Y. S. (2014). Mobile-assisted learning experimental design: Current deficiencies and potential improvements. In A. F. Mohd Ayub, A. Kashihara, T. Matsui, C-C. Liu, H. Ogata, & S. C. Kong (Eds.), Work-In-Progress Poster - Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2014 (pp. 40-42). Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education.