ERIC Number: ED166134
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Apr
Methods for Discovering Cues Used by Judges: Two Working Papers. Research Series No. 11.
Clark, Christopher M.; Yinger, Robert J.
Two research papers focusing on approaches and methods for discovering cues used by teachers in making judgments in the classroom are presented here. The approaches described in the first paper are: review of empirical and theoretical literature concerning the objects to be judged and the behavior of judges; interview of judges to determine what they believe the salient cues are; participant observation of situations in which the judgments of interest are taking place; and choice of very simple objects to be judged. The quantitative methods for discovering cues are listed in the second paper as follows: prespecify a large list of potentially relevant cues and then use observation and regression analysis to narrow the list; use the semantic differential; use multidimensional scaling; and use Kelly's Role Repertory Test. References are included. (DS)
Descriptors: Cues, Educational Research, Literature Reviews, Policy, Research Criteria, Research Methodology, Research Tools, Statistical Analysis, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Characteristics, Teaching Methods
Institute for Research on Teaching, College of Education, Michigan State University, 252 Erickson Hall, East Lansing, Michigan 48824 ($1.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Inst. for Research on Teaching.