Devil in the detail: using a pupil questionnaire survey in an evaluation of out-of-school classes for gifted and talented children

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/18693
Title:
Devil in the detail: using a pupil questionnaire survey in an evaluation of out-of-school classes for gifted and talented children
Authors:
Lambert, Mike
Abstract:
The use of questionnaires to evaluate educational initiatives is widespread, but often problematic. This paper examines four aspects of an evaluation survey carried out with very able pupils attending out-of-school classes: ethics, design, bias and interpretation. There is a particular focus on the interpretation and analysis of pupils' answers to open questions. Conclusions are drawn from this analysis which will help teachers and others to take a careful and critical approach to their use of questionnaires in educational evaluation.
Citation:
Education 3-13, 36(1): 69 - 78
Publisher:
Routledge (Taylor & Francis)
Issue Date:
2008
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/18693
DOI:
10.1080/03004270701577016
Additional Links:
http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~content=a790038528~db=all~order=page
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
03004279
Appears in Collections:
Learning in Classrooms, Schools and Communities

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorLambert, Mike-
dc.date.accessioned2008-02-20T09:52:05Z-
dc.date.available2008-02-20T09:52:05Z-
dc.date.issued2008-
dc.identifier.citationEducation 3-13, 36(1): 69 - 78en
dc.identifier.issn03004279-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/03004270701577016-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/18693-
dc.description.abstractThe use of questionnaires to evaluate educational initiatives is widespread, but often problematic. This paper examines four aspects of an evaluation survey carried out with very able pupils attending out-of-school classes: ethics, design, bias and interpretation. There is a particular focus on the interpretation and analysis of pupils' answers to open questions. Conclusions are drawn from this analysis which will help teachers and others to take a careful and critical approach to their use of questionnaires in educational evaluation.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherRoutledge (Taylor & Francis)en
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~content=a790038528~db=all~order=pageen
dc.subjectEvaluationen
dc.subjectQuestionnairesen
dc.subjectAnalysisen
dc.subjectGifted pupilsen
dc.subjectOut-of-school learningen
dc.titleDevil in the detail: using a pupil questionnaire survey in an evaluation of out-of-school classes for gifted and talented childrenen
dc.typeArticleen
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