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ERIC Number: EJ1014423
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 25
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0889-6143
How Important Is the Local, Really? A Cross-Institutional Quantitative Assessment of Frequently Asked Questions in Writing Center Exit Surveys
Bromley, Pam; Northway, Kara; Schonberg, Eliana
Writing Center Journal, v33 n1 p13-27 2013
Much writing center assessment literature focuses on the deep importance of local, institutional context. Still, a tension exists in the field more generally, and in assessment research specifically, between a reliance on local practice and a reliance on shared lore (Driscoll and Perdue; Thompson et al.). This tension can be fruitfully examined through exit surveys because they are one of the most common writing center assessment tools. These three authors, researchers at three very different institutions--designed a cross-institutional student exit survey to examine the tension between local context and shared practice in order to interrogate the presence, nature, and extent of any similarities and differences. (Contains 6 tables and 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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