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ERIC Number: EJ784661
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 7
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 33
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1098-2140
Using Self-Assessments to Detect Workshop Success: Do They Work?
D'Eon, Marcel; Sadownik, Leslie; Harrison, Alexandra; Nation, Jill
American Journal of Evaluation, v29 n1 p92-98 2008
An accepted gold standard for measuring change in participant behavior is third-party observation. This method is highly resource intensive, and many small-scale evaluations may not be in a position to use this approach. This study was designed to assess the validity and reliably of aggregated group self-assessments as one way to measure workshop effectiveness. In this study, participants completed a pre-, post-, and retrospective self-assessment on their perceived skill level in delivering feedback. Trained raters scored recorded role-play episodes. A statistically and practically significant difference in feedback skills was detected in both the self-assessments and observer ratings. The instruments used to assess participants' feedback skills had acceptable reliability. Those charged with workshop evaluation should have some confidence that aggregated self-assessments can be used to help determine workshop effectiveness. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada