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ERIC Number: EJ893693
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 14
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-0271-0579
Measurement Issues in Assessment
Volkwein, J. Fredericks; Yin, Alexander C.
New Directions for Institutional Research, nS1 spec iss p141-154 Aut 2010
This chapter summarizes ten selected issues and common problems that arise in most assessment research projects. These include: (1) the uses of grades in assessment; (2) institutional review boards; (3) research design as a compromise; (4) standardized testing; (5) self-reported measures; (6) missing data; (7) weighting data; (8) conditional effects; (9) hierarchical linear modeling versus ordinary least squares; and (10) causation and correlation. To a critical faculty audience, these data analysis and measurement problems can be show-stoppers if they are not properly handled or defended. The authors offer some constructive suggestions for assessment researchers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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