Table 1. Items on the “Survey of Student Attitudes toward Lecture Activities.”
Survey Item Reverse Coded? Included in Final Analysis?
I like participating in group discussions in class. N Y
I do not think using clickers in class helps me to learn the
I learn more from doing than from listening. N Y
Participating in group discussions and activities makes me
The skits we did in class were fun. N Y
I enjoy using clickers in class. N Na
I prefer to listen to lecture in class, then work problems as
I like interacting with others in class. N Y
I learn more from lecture than from activities. Y Y
Working problems in class is an effective way for me to learn
material in biology.
The activities used in lecture were a waste of time. Y Y
Working problems in class did not help me to learn the
I wish more instructors would include clicker questions in
I learn best when I am an active participant in class. N Y
I prefer classes where lecture is the only mode of instruction. Y Y
I do not enjoy group discussion or activities. Y Y
I would choose a course that incorporates clickers and
activities over a traditional lecture course in the future.
I believe that I am ultimately responsible for my own
Lectures are an effective way for me to learn material in
I believe it is the instructor’s responsibility to ensure that I
Active learning (activities, discussion, clickers) would be a
great addition to other courses I’m taking.
In the future I would choose a traditional lecture course over
a course that incorporates clickers and activities.
The activities in lecture helped me to learn. N Y
The skits we did in class helped me to remember the
A good instructor covers all of the relevant course material
I thought the skits we did in class were a waste of time. Y Y
aExcluded because clickers were not used in spring 2016.
bExcluded because this item reduced the reliability (Chronbach’s α) of the instrument.