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        Week 8     Data Collection and Measurement      Resources     Readings  • Yegidis, B. L., Weinbach, R. W., & Myers, L. L. (2018). Analysis methods for amusing workers (8th ed.). New York, NY: Pearson.  • Chapter 10, “Measurements Concepts and Issues” (pp. 223-245)  • Chapter11,”MethodsforAcquiringResearchData” (pp. 246-275)  • Chapter 12, “Data Collection Instruments” (pp. 277- 294)  Brosi, E. (2011). Table 1.2: Academic/educational attitudes and values. In Altitude accoutrement for evaluating out-of-school time programs: An appraisal resource. Retrieved from http://www.hfrp.org/publications-resources/browse-our- publications/measurement-tools-for-evaluating-out-of-school- time-programs-an-evaluation-resource2#table1-2.   Walker, K. E., & Arbreton, A. J. A. (2001). Working calm to anatomy Beacon Centers in San Francisco: Appraisal allegation from 1998–2000. Philadelphia, PA: Public/Private Ventures. Retrieved fromhttp://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED464212.pdf   • See pp. 96–99 for measures  • Windle, G., Bennett, K. M., & Noyes, J. (2011). A abstruse analysis of animation altitude scales.    Retrieved from © 2017 Laureate Education, Inc. 14 of 16    http://www.hqlo.com/content/pdf/1477-7525-9-8.pdf    • Document: Tips When Evaluating Instruments    Tips when Evaluating Instruments Whether you are evaluating question items that you yourself created or existing question items in instruments, it is a good idea to review instruments with a critical eye. You may want to review instruments with these questions in mind: • What is the instrument measuring? Does it measure what you want to actually measure? • Are there any peer-reviewed articles published that establish the reliability and validity of the instrument? Is the instrument judged to be reliable and valid? • Is the instrument reliable? In other words, does it produce consistent data? • Who is the instrument targeting (i.e., children, adolescents, adults, patients, etc.)? Which cultural group(s) was the instrument normed on? If you are using an instrument designed for one population but you want to use it for another population, be sure to ask if this makes sense. • What cognitive or developmental level is the instrument designed for? • What is the context or setting is the instrument designed for? For example, is it meant to be administered in a group setting? Or individually face-to-face? • How practical is the instrument to administer? o How long does it take for it to be completed? o How expensive is it to purchase it? o Does it involve someone with a particular expertise or license to administer the instrument? • Is the instrument free of any gender or cultural biases? • Are the question items worded clearly? • Are there any double barrel question items (two thoughts embedded in one question)? For example, if you asked a client: “How depressed and anxious are you?” These are two separate concepts. If the client responds: “Very.” Then how will you know if they are responding to being depressed or being anxious? • Are the question items worded in a way that leads to a specific response? (e.g., how satisfied are you with the consumer-friendly services we have here?) • Are the questions worded succinctly? • Do the question items contain any unfamiliar terminology or jargon? • Do the question items contain double negatives?     Week 8     Data Collection and Measurement      Discussion 1    he centermost point of analysis studies is the anatomy of abstracts calm to acknowledgment the analysis question. These abstracts charge be measured, which is the act of demography an abstruse abstraction (e.g., depression, anger, etc.), allocation them out and quantifying them in some adamant way in adjustment to assemble meaning—but how can you admeasurement article that is not calmly quantifiable? Choosing an adapted altitude apparatus requires application of a cardinal of altered issues including reliability, validity, account for use with a specific accumulation or culture, availability, and abeyant cost. Sometimes, amusing workers will attack to actualize their own set of questions to tap into or admeasurement a concept. This may arise to be an accessible affair to do; however, autograph questions to admeasurement a abnormality is added arduous than it would seem. For example, how do we apperceive it measures what we appetite it to measure?  In the aboriginal altercation this week, you will accept the befalling to actualize your own questions to admeasurement a abnormality of your interest. In the additional discussion, you will analyze the admeasurement you created with an absolute apparatus that measures the aforementioned phenomenon. To prepare: Accept one abnormality or affair that a applicant may be ambidextrous with (for example, depression, anxiety, or ancestors conflict). Consider how you would appraise the client’s advance in this area. Actualize questions with acknowledgment options that would abduction this abnormality or applicant issue. Methods of Barometer 1 page  Identify the abnormality you would admeasurement and explain how you anticipate this phenomenon.   Provide at atomic 3 questions you would use to admeasurement this phenomenon and explain how these questions operationalize the phenomenon.   Define believability in 2-3 sentences and accord one archetype of how you would authorize believability for the questions you created.   Define authority in 2-3 sentences and accord one archetype of how you would authorize authority for the questions you created.   Create a altitude plan to appraise the phenomenon.   o Describe the alignment you would use to aggregate abstracts application your altitude apparatus (your adjustment for accepting this analysis data).  o Explain the advantages and disadvantages of your choices.      Discussion 2     In altercation 1, you advised how you ability actualize an apparatus for barometer a abnormality or applicant issue. For this week's Altercation 2, accept and appraise an absolute apparatus to admeasurement the abstraction you articular in Altercation 1. Consider how you would analyze your aboriginal altitude to the absolute measurement. Evaluating Absolute Measures  1 page  To Prepare: Analysis the afterward at the Walden Library on how to acquisition absolute instruments: http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/library/testsmeasures  Post a abrupt account of the absolute altitude apparatus that you identified. Then, analyze your aboriginal altitude access to the absolute instrument. Next, explain how you would alter or alter your aboriginal altitude plan. Finally explain the advantages and/or disadvantages of application absolute instruments for measurement. Please use the Learning Resources to abutment your answer. 

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