ERIC Number: ED252896
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
A Developmental Project for Student Evaluation of Directors of Forensics. Final Report, October 30, 1975 through August 31, 1976.
Young, Marilyn J.; And Others
A two-phase study was conducted to develop an instrument for evaluating college forensics directors. In the first phase, randomly selected schools with forensic departments were sent three questionnaires. The department chair of each school was asked to write an evaluation of the current director of forensics, and the director and the students in the forensics program were asked to write a description of the best and the worst director of forensics they had ever known. The essay evaluations were then content analyzed, and from these data an item pool was created. These items were phrased as statements, accompanied by a 15-point response scale. The resulting instruments were then completed by 10 students at each of 21 randomly selected schools. The results of the second questionnaire tended to validate the original content analysis categories in all but four cases. The results also suggested that there are three dimensions (factors) involved in the evaluation of forensics directors: coaching style, personal effectiveness, and professional characteristics. (HTH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Florida State Univ., Tallahassee. Coll. of Communication.
Authoring Institution: American Forensic Association.