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ERIC Number: EJ1144713
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jul
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0022-4294
Just Ask Me: Convergent Validity of Self-Reported Measures of Music Participation
Elpus, Kenneth
Journal of Research in Music Education, v65 n2 p129-138 Jul 2017
The purpose of this study was to determine the convergent validity of self-reported and objective measures of school music ensemble participation. Self-reported survey responses to a question about high school music ensemble participation and administrative data in the form of high school transcript-indicated ensemble enrollments were compared across N = 62,110 observations. Cohen's kappa (?) showed substantial agreement between self-reports and the administrative data. Evidence from the study suggests that self-reports are a valid measure of music ensemble participation, suitable for use in social scientific music education research.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Grade 10; Grade 12
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Language: English
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