Use of Collaborative Learning and Cooperative Learning on Master’s Project Completion
Abstract: This paper reports on a preliminary study conducted in a course that was designed to help graduate students complete their Master’s thesis/project. The research questions were: (1) Did the use of collaborative learning and cooperative learning support completion of the students’ Master’s thesis/project? (2) To what extent did the use of collaborative learning and cooperative learning support completion of the students’ Master’s thesis/project? The data collected for the research project consisted of data from students and from the instructor. The data from the students were interviews and survey data with Likert scale questions and open-ended questions; the data from the instructor were the instructor’s journaling that were conducted throughout the quarter. Statistical analysis and content analysis were used to analyze the data.
Presider: Jennifer Redd, San Jose State University