ERIC Number: ED120472
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
The Reliability of the Minnesota Vocational Follow-Up Student Questionnaire.
Pucel, David J.; Luftig, Jeffrey T.
An assessment of the reliability of the followup questionnaire given to 715 graduates of the postsecondary Minnesota Area Vocational-Technical Institutes is presented. The questionnaire was designed to gather information that would facilitate decision making concerning vocational programs. Reliability was based on the consistency of group responses which are categorized according to their rate of response: early-returners, intermediate-returners, and late-returners. A random sample from each of the three groups was given the followup questionnaire for a second time one week after they completed the questionnaire originally. Data from separate items in the questionnaire were analyzed based on the original and duplicate responses of each group using the following methods: chi-square, perdent of overlap, degrees of freedom, and significance level. The analyses revealed that the data gathered from the student followup questionnaire were sufficiently reliable to be used as a source of information. However, some items indicated less reliability and included those which required students to judge the training curriculum, school and community services, and items relative to salary and number of months employed. A copy of the questionnaire and 21 tables which present the crosstabulation of original and duplicate responses are appended. (Author/EC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Minnesota State Dept. of Education, St. Paul. Div. of Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Dept. of Vocational and Technical Education.
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota