Publication Date


Degree Type

Master's Project

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)



First Advisor

Virgil Parsons

Second Advisor

Coleen Saylor


Thirty-two first-year nursing students enrolled in a first semester nursing fundamentals class at a local community college participated in a study that compared three test score grades between nursing students who studied with a partner(s) and those who studied alone. Four types of study groups were identified from a questionnaire by having students indicate whether they studied alone or with a partner(s) in-preparation for each of the three tests. Test scores were matched with the student I.D. number and recorded. In this study, a one-way analysis of variance (ANOV A) was used to test the effect of studying together and studying alone. This analysis revealed no statistical difference in the average overall test scores among thefour groups.

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