ERIC Number: ED254556
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Development and Validation of a Pre-Post Instruction Course Evaluation Questionnaire: A Pilot Study.
Wolfe, Mary L.
This study was designed to develop and validate an instrument to measure general attitudes toward research design and statistics for use with students in an undergraduate nursing research course. Personal feelings of anxiety or lack of competence in dealing with course material were also assessed. Evidence of construct validity was provided by the identification of four interpretable factors which were extracted from responses to the attitude inventory. The factors were: fear of failure, challenge and relevance, lack of interest, and intrinsic value. The attitude inventory was administered on the first and last day of class. The pretest and posttest results were used to measure changes in attitude as a result of instruction. The instrument would be useful in identifying negative attitudes toward statistics and research methodology. (DWH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (69th, Chicago, IL, March 31-April 4, 1985).