ERIC Number: ED338127
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Student Goals Exploration User's Manual: Institutional Research Guide. Preliminary Edition.
Stark, Joan S.; And Others
This manual, the second part of a guide to assist colleges in field-testing the survey instrument "Student Goals Exploration" (SGE), is a technical treatment for use by researchers. The SGE is a survey designed to measure student goals for attending college and for enrolling in specific courses. Section I, "About the Student Goals Exploration," gives an overview of the uses and structure of the SGE including theory and assumptions, selecting the appropriate version, sample uses, description of the sections, overview of the scales, and scale items and interpretation. Section II covers uses in institutional research: research versions; sample uses; and how to select the information to be collected, add local goal items, select the student samples, administer and score the survey, develop group profiles, link with other data bases, and report results. Also presented are cautions and limitations. Section III, "Technical Information," includes steps in developing the SGE, description of pilot test samples; derivation scales; and data on scale intercorrelations, reliability, discriminate validity, concurrent validity, and gender comparisons. Section IV contains three institutional research versions of the SGE and the faculty perspective version. Appendixes provide computer coding and data processing instructions, typical group profiles, and a reserve items pool. Includes 19 references. (JB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Administrators; Teachers; Researchers
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Research to Improve Postsecondary Teaching and Learning, Ann Arbor, MI.