ERIC Number: EJ1053348
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 143
Measurement in Instructional Communication Research: A Decade in Review
Mazer, Joseph P.; Graham, Elizabeth E.
Communication Education, v64 n2 p208-240 2015
Periodic assessment and scrutiny of the discipline's measurement practices, instruments, and research findings are necessary to provide clarity and direction by revealing what we know, how we know it, and where the knowledge gaps exist. Reflective reviews have produced ample appraisals of the theory, research, and methods employed in the conduct of instructional communication scholarship. The scope of the present effort is twofold and includes both description and critical assessment and evaluation of 21 instruments published post 2004 in journal outlets that traditionally feature instructional communication research. The reliability, validity, and usefulness of each measure are examined, measurement practices are critiqued, and problems are identified. The manuscript concludes by offering several recommendations for measurement in instructional communication research.
Descriptors: Communication Research, Instruction, Measurement, Test Reliability, Test Validity, Outcome Measures, Cognitive Ability, Student Behavior, Student Characteristics, Academic Support Services, Intellectual Development, Feedback (Response), Dissent, Classroom Environment, Student Interests, Participant Satisfaction, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Effectiveness, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Teacher Empowerment, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Technology Uses in Education, Self Disclosure (Individuals), Individual Instruction, Measurement Techniques, Accuracy, Literature Reviews, Meta Analysis
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