Assessment Methods for Student Affairs

ISBN-10: 0787987913
ISBN-13: 9780787987916
Edition: 2009
List price: $46.00
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Book details

List price: $46.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/27/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 304
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.364
Language: English

Student affairs administrators need resources that focus on the methodological and technical aspect of their profession. This book offers the nuts-and-bolts information on the methodological and technical aspects of conducting assessment projects including: collecting and assessing data, using existing data, identifying subjects, using survey instruments and software, writing reports, conducting briefings, and implementing findings for any assessment project. Written in a practical and accessible style, this volume will ensure that anyone conducting an assessment can complete it successfully and efficiently. This is the third book in a series of Jossey-Bass best-sellers in student affairs assessment.

Tables, Figures, and Exhibits
Foreword
Preface
About the Author
About the Contributors
Assessment as an Essential Dimension of Contemporary Student Affairs Practice
Using Existing Databases
Planning for and Implementing Data Collection
Selecting, Sampling, and Soliciting Subjects
Instrumentation
Data Analysis
Writing Reports and Conducting Briefings
Ethics
Using a Mixed Methodological Approach to Assessment: A Case Study
Looking to the Future of Assessment: Some Ideas and Musings
Appendixes
Example of a Focus Group Protocol
Using Microsoft Excel to Develop a Random Sample and a Stratified Random Sample
Listing of Commonly Used Instruments, Purpose, and Information Collected
Computer Syntax Code for Table 6.1
Further Explanation of Table 6.2
Sample Methods Paragraph
Informed Consent Checklist: Basic and Additional Elements
Codes of Ethics of Relevant Professional Organizations to Conducting Assessment Studies in Student Affairs
Index

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