ERIC Number: ED021990
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Publication Date: 1964-Mar
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Evaluative Criteria for Survey Instruments in Business Education. South-Western Monographs in Business and Economic Education Number 111.
Erickson, Lawrence W.; Oliverio, Mary Ellen
Survey instruments of many kinds are being used extensively in most states for gathering needed data which may re relevant in solving various educational problems. This study presents evaluative criteria and evaluative criteria test items which can be used to serve as guidelines in the designing, constructing, and evaluating of survey instruments and survey reports. Procedures in preparing this report included: (1) More than 300 survey instruments and completed survey reports were collected, studied, and analyzed, (2) An intensive study was made of the published literature since 1930 in an effort to isolate and consolidate additional evaluative criteria, and (3) These evaluative criteria, together with evaluative test items for each criterion, were classified. For each criterion, several criterion test items are given to aid the evaluator in making value judgments about the degree to which the particular instrument is fulfilling the criterion listed. Provision is made after each criterion test item for the evaluator to rate that particular item. Chpaters of the report are (1) Prerequisites to Planning a Survey, (2) Types of Survey Instruments, (3) Writing Items for Survey Instruments, (4) Assessing the Adequacy of Survey Instruments, and (5) Reporting the Results of Survey Research. (PS)
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Sponsor: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Bureau of Business Education.
Authoring Institution: South-Western Publishing Co., Cincinnati, OH.