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ERIC Number: EJ931461
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 18
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0271-0579
Using College Students' Self-Reported Learning Outcomes in Scholarly Research
Pike, Gary R.
New Directions for Institutional Research, n150 p41-58 Sum 2011
In this chapter, the author examines the adequacy and appropriateness of self-report data using the lens of construct validity (Kane, 2006; Messick, 1989). Because construct validity focuses on the appropriateness of data for specific uses or interpretations, he limits his discussion to the use of self-report data in scholarly research. Other chapters in this volume address issues related to the use of self-reports for assessment or accountability. The remainder of this chapter describes a framework for evaluating the appropriateness of using self-reports in higher education research, briefly reviews previous research on self-reports using construct validity as a framework, and presents new data on the appropriateness of using self-reports in research on college students. (Contains 2 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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