Two students from each course, a talker and a nontalker, were nonrandomly chosen for structured interviews.
Traditional Male Nontalker Computer Technology Major
laughs] Nontraditional Female Nontalker Accounting Major
All students, both talkers and nontalkers, recognized the role of talkers in the classroom.
Nontalkers were also quick to recognize the positive contributions of talkers to the class as a whole by asking for clarification, by sharing examples and experiences, and by generally breaking up the routine pacing of the classroom.
With each of the five subjects taking mms to be the talker, the list was administered to the four nontalkers
under various conditions.
In addition, the format eventually inspired the nontalkers
in her class to share their thoughts and ideas.
were five times more likely than talkers to have had relationships with more than one partner at a time, four times more likely than talkers to have had anal sex, four times as likely to have had more lifetime partners and twice as likely to have had sex with someone who had an STD.
How do talkers versus nontalkers view the class-room?
Once talkers and nontalkers were identified via observation, we conducted interviews with a nonrandom sample of 1 talker and 1 non-talker from each of the seven observed courses.
In the process of analyzing the data we hoped to paint a picture of the definitions of the classroom held by various groups of students (talkers versus nontalkers, males versus females, traditional versus nontraditional).
4] As Table 3 shows, talkers' mean age exceeded that of nontalkers by a statistically significant 4.