ERIC Number: ED513411
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul-14
Abstractor: As Provided
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The Thurgood Marshall School of Law Empirical Findings: A Report of the Watson-Glaser for the 2009-2010 Test Takers
Kadhi, T.; Palasota, A.; Holley, D.; Rudley, D.
The following report gives the statistical findings of the 2009-2010 Watson-Glaser test. Data is pre-existing and was given to the Evaluator by email from the Director, Center for Legal Pedagogy. Statistical analyses were run using SPSS 17 to address the following questions: 1. What are the statistical descriptors of the Watson-Glaser results of student Pre-Test and Post-Test (Within and Between)? 2. What is the relationship of the categories (Inference Making -- IM, Assumption Recognition -- AR, Deductive Reasoning -- DR, Interpretation -- IN, and Argument Evaluation -- AE) of the Watson-Glaser Pre and Post Test data? 3. What categories indicated statistically significant differences from Pre to Post Test? Findings, summaries, and conclusive statements are also written as side notes within the appendices of this report/study. Those and the following summaries specifically address each research question and possible implications. Procedures: A group of students independently took the Watson-Glaser Pre-Test (N=200) in August 2009 during the orientation week for their 1st year as TMSL students. Of that same group, 90 independently took the Post Test towards the end of the semester. The data was matched to the individuals and the findings are reported. Appended are: (1) Findings for Question 1; (2) Findings for Question 2; and (3) Findings for Question 3.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Texas