Measuring outcome variables - Handout 2 Practice Measuring...

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Handout 2: Practice Measuring the Dependent Variable For each of the examples below, identify which type of measure is being used (behavioral, attitudinal, cognitive, or physiological) and also the way the measure is being assessed (percent correct, frequency of responding, or degree of response). 1. Prof. Johns wanted to measure the way his students feel about various student resources on campus, especially the Learning and Resource Center (LRC). As a preliminary step, Prof. Johns measures the percent of students who know where the LRC is located. Type of Measure : Either cognitive measure (if students know where the LRC is -memory/knowledge) or Attitudinal measure- measuring how the students feel about student resources on campus Assessed using : Percent correct 2. Next, Prof. Johns measures how often students use the LRC. Type of Measure : Behavioral measure Assessed using : Frequency of response 3. Lastly, on a scale of 1-10, Prof. Johns asks the students to rate how positively they feel about their experiences at the LRC.
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  • Fall '16
  • Beyer
  • Psychology, Level of measurement, LRC, Prof. Johns

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