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Using Web and Paper Questionnaires for Data-Based Decision Making

From Design to Interpretation of the Results

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Using Web and Paper Questionnaires for Data-Based Decision Making by Susan J. Thomas
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Most books on survey research focus on research methodology and are not practical and user-friendly. Susan J Thomas' book will contain information on web-based surveys, a topic missing in most books on survey research. Using Web and Paper Questionnaires for Data-Based Decision Making includes: Practitioner-focused workbook with more graphics, sample surveys, anecdotes, simple hints and reminders, checklists; Administrators are under increasing pressure to use data-based decision making, and this guide will provide them with the knowledge and tools to do so with an inexpensive and solid data-gathering tool--the survey.

Author Biography

Susan J. Thomas is Managing Consultant with IBM Business Consulting Services, Human Capital Solutions. She works with a variety of clients and companies to provide consulting services in the areas of skills competency analysis (which includes different types of questionnaires), certification test development and skills assessment, questionnaire development (both paper-based and Web-based), and training evaluation. She also assists clients with data-based decision making by helping them design question-naires and by performing statistical analysis and data mining to help them make recommendations and create action plans. Prior to joining the IBM Corporation, she was a measurement statistician and test development specialist with the Educational Testing Service. She was also an adjunct professor at Rider University, where she taught graduate courses in research methods (including questionnaire design), testing and measurement for teachers, basic statistics, and authentic assessment. Previously, she was a faculty member at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and Florida State University, where she taught courses in measurement, research design, and various areas of educational and developmental psychology. She has directed numerous funded research projects, has presented extensively at the annual meetings of the American Educational Research Association and the National Council for Measurement in Education, and has served as a Divisional Vice President of the American Educational Research Association. She has published several journal articles, as well as Evaluation Without Fear with coauthor Roger Kaufman, and Designing Surveys That Work!, a predecessor to the current book. She conducts workshops for teachers on topics related to assessment and has developed many training guides for these workshops. She did her undergraduate work at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and received her Ph.D. from Purdue University.
Release date NZ
May 11th, 2004
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Corwin Press Inc
Pages
216
Dimensions
216x280x13
ISBN-13
9780761938835
Product ID
2067893

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