The Effect of Four Components of Behavioral Objectives on Raters' Perceptions.
ARIZONA STATE UNIV TEMPE COLL OF EDUCATION
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The structure and characteristics of behavioral objectives were investigated. College students perceptions of the precision or observability of statements of behavioral objectives and of three components the verb, the conditionss, and the criterion of such statements were assessed. The results of a correlational analysis indicate that conditions and criteria contribute significantly to individuals perceptions of objectives, in contrast to findings of earlier studies. The study provides evidence that instructional designers, researchers, and evaluators must be concerned not only with the verb in a behavioral objective, but also with the choice of conditions and criteria. Author