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A file for each student who had a poor study result in 1989 was created. The file contained the student’s background data related information. There was a tatal of 75 files. Half of theem were randomly selected to be he study group and the rest were the control group. The files of the study group were distributed to the study group and the rest were the control group. The files of the A set of quedtionnaires for the staff was went to the department as son as the students left the department. Students’ opinions were collected by questionnaires at the beginning and the end of the academic year. The numbers of re – examinations of each student in 1989 and 1990 were collected and served as indicator for the sudent’s study achievements. This randomized control study revealed that there was no significant difference in staff attitudes to both groups. The students in both group had no difference in the number of re – examination. The opinions of both groups as a result of the response to 32 questions, are not statistically different.
The major problem in this study was the low response rate. Only one – hied of he staff used the circulated file, and 61.5% of them responded to the questionnaires. No negative effect was found in this study . Most of the staff who replied to questions supported the continuation of the file rotation. To improve the effectiveness, we suggest that the file should be sent to the staff who are really interested in student’s problems.
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