Effect of using Kahoot to prepare the Test

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Effect of using Kahoot to prepare the Test

The methods used for collecting data include explanatory and experimental study (quasi experimental). To collect the data, a teacher of Arabic history whose name is Alaa was involved.  Twenty five female students were separated in two groups in the same topic of Arabic history. These two groups were categorized as group K to mean those using kahoot method and group T to mean those that did not use kahoot.

The data collected from group T is listed as shown in table 1.1

SNo. Name Data
1.   6
2.   4
3.   5
4.   6
5.   4.5
6.   7
7.   4
8.   4
9.   5
10.   3
11.   6.5
12.   9
13.    

 

 

 

 

Effect of using Kahoot to prepare the Test

The data collected from group K is listed as shown in table 1.2

SNo. Name Data
1.   8.5
2.   9
3.   7.5
4.   10
5.   9
6.   8
7.   10
8.   9.5
9.   8
10.   9
11.   10
12.   7.5
13.   8

Effect of using Kahoot to prepare the Test

Data analysis is usually done during or after collection of the required data, when using observation as a means of collecting data, at this point one can simultaneously analyze their data. This happens in most qualitative studies where data collection and analysis are intertwined, thus having an influence on one another. For this case study data analysis shall be done through the following steps:

  1. Organization of data,
  2. Use of codes to summarize the data for instance in tables
  3. Interpretation of the coded data to search for patterns, relationships and themes. (James, 2012).

Qualitative Data.Effect of using Kahoot to prepare the Test

In the collection of qualitative data, an interview was conducted on seven students of each group and three questions for the teacher (McMillan, 2016).

The students were interviewed and the data was coded as follows:

Coded interview transcript-effect of using Kahoot to prepare the Test

Interview on teacher regarding group T class

  1. How is the student response/ participation in class?

The student participation in class is quite low…FEEDBACK, LEVEL OF PARTICIPATION

  1. How is the class attendance?

The class attendance is variant, at times some students skip classes claiming they are sick, this might not be true according to me…FEEDBACK, STUDENTS, ABSENTEESM

  1. How is the performance in this subject?

Most of the students’ performance is below average…FEEDBACK, LEVEL OF PERFORMANCE

Group T students-effect of using Kahoot to prepare the Test

  1. Do you enjoy Arabic Classes?

No I don’t enjoy at all, the teacher is always boring…ATTITUDE, BORED

  1. Do you understand what the teacher is teaching you?

Not most of the things he teaches…RESPONSE, LOW UNDERSTANDING

  1. Does the teacher give you any homework?

Yes he does, he gives us a lot of homework…FEEDBACK, EXTRA WORK

  1. Can you remember what you were taught?

I can’t remember most of the things we were taught…LOW RETENTION

  1. How fluent are you in Arabic?

I can speak a few Arabic words, though I need more practice to learn…SLOW LEARNING, PRACTICE

  1. How did you perform in your most recent Arabic exam?

Mmmmhhh… I am not sure whether I should tell you, but it was not so good to my expectation…PERFORMANCE

  1. Do you answer questions in class during teaching?

Not always, I do raise at times…FEEDBACK, RESPONSE.

Interview on teacher regarding group K class-effect of using Kahoot to prepare the Test

  1. How is the student response/ participation in class?

I can say the student participation is quite high…FEEDBACK, PARTICIPATION

  1. How is the class attendance?

The class attendance is good, most students are there in time…ATTENDANCE, TIME KEEPING

  1. How is the performance in this subject?

I can confidently say that the performance of students in this subject is above average…PERFOMANCE, CONFIDENCE

 

 

Group K Effect of using Kahoot to prepare the Test

  1. Do you enjoy Arabic Classes?

Wooow …Arabic is my favorite subject…ENTHUSIASTIC

  1. Do you understand what the teacher is teaching you?

My teacher teaches very well, I always understand every time he teaches me…FEEDBACK, TEACHER, GOAL ACHIEVED

  1. Does the teacher give you any homework?

Yes he does give us from time to time, but most of the time we do it in class as groups…EXTRA WORK, GROUPWORK

  1. Can you remember what you were taught?

I can remember most of the things taught by my teacher last week…RETENTION, CONFIDENT

  1. How fluent are you in Arabic?

I can speak quite fluently, I speak it quite a lot with my classmates…CONFIDENT, FLUENT

  1. How did you perform in your most recent Arabic exam?

I scored 80% in my previous exam…CONFIDENT, LEVEL OF PERFORMANCE.

  1. Do you answer questions in class during teaching?

I rarely answer questions in class since the teacher does not always choose me when I lift up my hand, I don’t know why…ATTITUDE

Analysis-effect of using Kahoot to prepare the Test

From the results, one can make conclusions for group T students, the teacher said that at times the class turn out is low, this could be an indication that most of the students do not enjoy these classes. In a case where student participation is low, is an indication that very few students understand what is being taught. On the other hand some students not being confident to disclose their performance is an indication of poor performance which they are not proud of.

Considering group K, the teachers responses are an indication that the method of teaching is working out well. Students are confident and enthusiastic of the classes, this is an indication that they are enjoying the classes. Some students can speak fluently, this means that they are learning quickly what is being taught and can remember for a long time (high retention ability).

 

Quantitative Analysis-effect of using Kahoot to prepare the Test

Quantitatively analyzing the data in table 1.1 and table 1.2, the mean for the data categorized under group T is 5.33, meaning that most students were able to score an average of 5.33 out of 10. On the other hand for group K the mean is 8.77, this is a clear indication that most of the students in group K performed better than the students in group T. From these results one can deduce that the Kahoot method of teaching leads to better performance of students than the ordinary method. (2018)

The median of group T is 5 meaning that half of the class scored 5 marks and below, whereas for group K which had a median of 9 is an indication that up to half of the class were able to get 9 marks and below.

The mode of group T was 4 meaning that more students scored 4 marks compared to the other marks. On the other hand the mode of group K is 9, meaning that a larger number of students were able to score 9 marks as compared to the other marks. (the score of 9 was more frequent than the other scores.). most of the students performed well in group K.

The standard deviation for group T is 1.59 indicating that more students vary from the mean as compared to group K which has a standard deviation of 0.89, here a lesser number of students vary from the mean in terms of their scores.

Inferential Data Analysis

The variance of data collected from group T is 2.51, this is an indication that most of the students did vary by 2.51 from the mean score of the class, this is a clear indication that more students were below average. For group K the variance is 0.79 meaning that very few students were below average. For group T more data is spread out from the mean. (“Statistical Variance”, 2018)

The data of the two groups was analyzed to obtain a correlation coefficient of -0.41, meaning that the two data sets had a significant disagreement. The two data sets have no relationship. (“Correlation Coefficient: Simple Definition, Formula, Easy Steps”, 2018)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

References

Statistical Variance. (2018). Explorable.com. Retrieved 26 February 2018, from https://explorable.com/statistical-variance

(2018). Retrieved 26 February 2018, from http://www.erm.ecs.soton.ac.uk/theme7/quantitative_analysis.html

Correlation Coefficient: Simple Definition, Formula, Easy Steps. (2018). Statistics How To. Retrieved 26 February 2018, from http://www.statisticshowto.com/probability-and-statistics/correlation-coefficient-formula/

James McMillan (2012). Fundamentals-of-E