ERIC Number: EJ1094342
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
The Development and Validation of the Student Response System Benefit Scale
Hooker, J. F.; Denker, K. J.; Summers, M. E.; Parker, M.
Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, v32 n2 p120-127 Apr 2016
Previous research into the benefits student response systems (SRS) that have been brought into the classroom revealed that SRS can contribute positively to student experiences. However, while the benefits of SRS have been conceptualized and operationalized into a widely cited scale, the validity of this scale had not been tested. Furthermore, subsequent research found the scale to be unreliable. Therefore, this project used two studies and created a reliable and valid SRS benefit scale. First, iterative exploratory factor analysis (EFA) was conducted to determine whether the stated conceptual definitions matched the operational definitions reflected in student responses to survey items. The results of this statistical analysis showed an 8-item, two-factor scale demonstrating the benefits of SRS in the large lecture classroom. Study 2 used a new sample for confirmatory factor analysis that confirmed the results of the EFA suggested a good model fit with excellent scale reliability. Implications for future assessment of the benefits of SRS were discussed.
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Factor Analysis, Audience Response Systems, Handheld Devices, Educational Technology, Test Validity, Test Reliability, Test Construction, Statistical Analysis
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