ERIC Number: EJ634277
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: 0
Using Student Self-Reported Gains To Estimate College Impact: A Cautionary Tale.
Pascarella, Ernest T.
Journal of College Student Development, v42 n5 p488-92 Sep-Oct 2001
Discusses how student self reported gains or growth during college have become prominent dependent variables in much of the college impact research. Argues that, as typically used in existing studies, self reported gains or growth do not permit the same level of internal validity as does assessing gains with a pretest-posttest design. Suggests a possible solution to the problem. (Contains 21 references.) (GCP)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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