The Effectiveness Level of Material Use in Classroom Instruction: A Meta-analysis Study

KABLAN Z. , Topan B., Erkan B.

KURAM VE UYGULAMADA EGITIM BILIMLERI, cilt.13, ss.1638-1644, 2013 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 13 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Doi Numarası: 10.12738/estp.2013.3.1692
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.1638-1644


In this study, the aim was to combine the results obtained in independent studies aiming to determine the effectiveness of material use. The main question of the study is: "Does material use in classroom instruction improve students' academic achievements?" To answer this question, the meta-analysis method was employed. Meta-analysis is the method employed in order to statistically analyze the quantitative data collected in independent and multiple studies carried out on similar topics, and to reach a general judgment regarding the results of these studies. Certain criteria were used in order to decide which researches would be included in the meta-analysis. Based on these criteria, it was decided to include 57 experimental studies in the meta-analysis. As a result of this analysis; it was determined that the material use in classroom instruction has a positive effect in terms of academic achievement, and that this effectiveness level does not differ with respect to stages of education, course types and material types.