ERIC Number: ED235438
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Mar
Reference Count: 0
New Concepts in Instrumentation Development to Measure the Perry Scheme.
The Perry scheme of intellectual and ethical development has become widely used in a range of academic disciplines and such areas as career training and faculty consultation. However, current measurement techniques for the scheme, whether interview format or paper and pencil measures, do not adequately address issues related to assessing cognitive development. Problematic factors include: (1) all kinds of development occur simultaneously making separation of strands of development difficult; (2) people may exhibit behaviors representative of more than one developmental level; and (3) signs that appear in earlier stages reappear later in more complex forms. To address these shortcomings, college students (N=155) completed the Measure of Intellectual Development (MID) and a newly constructed scale, the Measure of Epistemological Reflection (MER). The MER uses a series of questions for each of the six different domains (decision making, role of peers, role of learners, role of instructor, evaluation, and nature of knowledge) relevant to the Perry Scheme. Follow-up probes assist in obtaining sufficient data to elaborate on the respondent's thinking and to reveal the reasoning structure being used; this structure is the unit of analysis for rating. Preliminary percentage agreement between expert raters on the first 84 protocols was 60% exact position agreement. (WAS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Perry Developmental Scheme
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American College Personnel Association (Houston, TX, March 13-16, 1983).