ERIC Number: ED237526
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-May-1
Reference Count: 0
Strategies to Use and to Avoid When Collecting Attitudinal Data on a Delayed Basis.
Thompson, R. Brent
Sixty-three students in three undergraduate college classes were divided into three groups to investigate the effect of two delayed self-reporting techniques on attitudinal data toward a course and instructor. Nonparametric tests and intercorrelations of item treatment means, together with two-way analyses of variance on item clusters, indicated that the attitudes of students responding to a "then/now" format were significantly more negative than those of other students. It was concluded that delayed self-reporting (on the order of a two-week delay) would not significantly affect the data if investigators avoid use of the "then/now" question format. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Delay Effect; Retrospective Studies (Psychology)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the New England Educational Research Organization (Lenox, MA, May 1, 1981).