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ERIC Number: ED424253
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-May
Pages: 132
Abstractor: N/A
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Sitting Beside Oneself: Development and Validation of a Self-Assessment Process for Physical Therapy Students and Graduates at Nova Southeastern University.
Musolino, Gina M.
The philosophy and mission statements of both the American Physical Therapy Association and Nova Southeastern University's physical therapy program state that holders of a Master's Degree in physical therapy will be reflective practitioners with the ability to assess and reflect on their own performances. This research project is being proposed to develop and validate self-assessment criteria, beginning with the development of an interview guide to determine the self-assessment needs of students and graduates. At Nova Southeastern University, a problem-based learning approach is used with the intention to promote reflective practice. Three phases of the study have been designed: (1) the development of the interview guide; (2) data gathering through semi-structured interviews; and (3) plan development for implementation and evaluation of the project. Faculty members will be asked to recommend students with some self-assessment abilities. The sample will be adequate to obtain comprehensive descriptors, but the additional number cannot be specified at this proposal phase. Once the semistructured interviews are completed, data will be transcribed and verified by participants before an analysis to develop a plan. The plan will be validated with summative committee review by a committee of physical therapy educators. It is expected that this qualitative methodology will provide unique insight into the self-assessment of students and graduates of the Master's program in physical therapy. Nine appendixes present supplemental information and some cover letters and questionnaires from the initial stages of the research. (Contains 262 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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