The results of the second study bear on the issue of comparative effectiveness of distance education vs. traditional education... Given the usual qualifications of a correlational study, the analysis was still fairly powerful and suggests comparable effectiveness in terms of academic achievement. In view of cost comparisons typically favoring distance education, the bottom line suggests a cost-benefits analysis favorable to distance education methods. While it is not logically possible in this study to prove the null hypothesis of 'no difference,' the results do contribute further support for this conclusion.
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