Date of Award


Document Type

Action Research Project

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education



First Advisor

Yasemin Gunpinar


Curriculum and Instruction


This action research study investigated adding a combination of learning strategies to a sonography lab course and its impact on student performance. The study was conducted in a junior college level sonography lab with 20 female participants between the ages of 20 to 29. The duration of the study was six weeks. Both qualitative and quantitative data tools were utilized. A pre- and post-survey, instructor lab journals, peer review exercises, quizzes, and competencies scores were used to measure effectiveness. The findings indicated an increase in sonography competency scores when compared to the previous year and an increase in the students’ perceived value of the various strategies. The addition of simulation, rehearsal, and peer review exercises yielded positive results. The implications for results, study limitations and further research are discussed.

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