9780787987916

Assessment Methods for Student Affairs

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  • ISBN13:

    9780787987916

  • ISBN10:

    0787987913

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 10/27/2008
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass
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Summary

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.

Author Biography

John H. Schuh is Distinguished Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at Iowa State University, specializing in higher education and student affairs. He is the general editor of New Directions for Student Services and the author of two best-selling books on assessment in student affairs, and he?has conducted numerous workshops on assessment topics.

Table of Contents

Tables, Figures, and Exhibitsp. vii
Forewordp. ix
Prefacep. xi
About the Authorp. xxi
About the Contributorsp. xxiii
Assessment as an Essential Dimension of Contemporary Student Affairs Practicep. 1
Using Existing Databasesp. 23
Planning for and Implementing Data Collectionp. 51
Selecting, Sampling, and Soliciting Subjectsp. 77
Instrumentationp. 107
Data Analysisp. 141
Writing Reports and Conducting Briefingsp. 171
Ethicsp. 191
Using a Mixed Methodological Approach to Assessment: A Case Studyp. 211
Looking to the Future of Assessment: Some Ideas and Musingsp. 231
Appendixes
Example of a Focus Group Protocolp. 249
Using Microsoft Excel to Develop a Random Sample and a Stratified Random Samplep. 255
Listing of Commonly Used Instruments, Purpose, and Information Collectedp. 257
Computer Syntax Code for Table 6.1p. 261
Further Explanation of Table 6.2p. 263
Sample Methods Paragraphp. 265
Informed Consent Checklist: Basic and Additional Elementsp. 267
Codes of Ethics of Relevant Professional Organizations to Conducting Assessment Studies in Student Affairsp. 269
Indexp. 271
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