In order to maximize the time we have in the first syncSession please complete the following activities prior to the meeting time:
Reading Assignment: Trochim/Donnelly: Ch 1-1d,1-1c,1-1f, and 3-2
A document titled “Evaluating Data Elements” is available to you in Document Sharing. This document provides a summary of a dissertation study conducted by an alumnus of UoF. Review the summary of the research and the adaptation of the survey instrument that was developed for the study.
For this SyncSession assignment, you will assess the data collection instrument. First, select one of the three research questions identified. Using the survey map provided, identify the data being collected to measure the variables identified for that research question. For each variable associated with the research question, summarize the information about the data being collected in the following table:
Construct Variable Variable Variable Data Type
Example Instructor Ranking Dependent Ordinal
After summarizing this information, write a short assessment (3-4 pages) answering the following questions about validity and reliability: Do the questions fit the variables being studied? Do the options provide appropriate measures of the variables? Can the options skew the responses? Does the instrument accurately measure the variables? Will the instrument yield the same results if used again under the same circumstances?