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ERIC Number: EJ892869
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 63
ISSN: ISSN-0031-3831
Validation of Approaches to Studying Inventories in a Norwegian Context: In Search of "Quick-and-Easy" and Short Versions of the ASI
Pettersen, Roar C.
Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, v54 n3 p239-261 Jun 2010
Four validation studies of different versions of the Approaches to Studying Inventory (ASI) were performed by means of exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis. Six samples of undergraduate students participated (N = 4,038), drawn from different bachelor programs in selected university college departments. The results gave limited support to the 18-item ASI originally promoted by Gibbs et al. in 1988, whereas a modified version of the 32-item edition showed acceptable psychometric properties, as did two shortened versions of the Approaches and Study Skill Inventory for Students (ASSIST). A restructured "quick-and-easy" 18-item ASI emerged as reasonably valid and robust, and can be recommended as a research instrument and a practical evaluation tool in higher education. Considerations related to shortening the ASI are also discussed. (Contains 9 tables and 1 footnote.)
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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: Norway
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Approaches to Studying Inventory