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ERIC Number: EJ944687
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
ISSN: ISSN-0898-5952
Application of Data Collection Techniques by Human Performance Technology Practitioners
Duan, Minjing
Performance Improvement Quarterly, v24 n3 p77-100 2011
By content-analyzing 22 published cases from a variety of professional and academic books and journals, this study examines the status quo of human performance technology (HPT) practitioners' application of five major data collection techniques in their everyday work: questionnaire, interview, focus group, observation, and document collection. The result shows that Analysis and Evaluation phases have the most frequent application of data collection techniques by HPT practitioners. It also shows that during application, HPT practitioners usually apply more than one technique to collect data, and they collect data from more than one source. Information in the cases is limited regarding the rigor of using the various data collection techniques. Limitations of the study are discussed and future study has been suggested. (Contains 3 figures and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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