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Bibliography

This bibliography contains all the reference materials used to create the IAR site and is organized topically. Online resources are linked wherever possible although some content may no longer be accessible electronically.

Assessment and evaluation types

Assess teaching

Banta, T., Lund, J., Black, K., & Oblander, F. (1996). Assessment in practice: Putting principles to work on college campuses. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Brown, S. & Glasner, A. (1999). Assessment matters in higher education: Choosing and using diverse approaches. Buckingham: The Society for Research into Higher Education & Open University Press.

Brown, S., Race, P., & Bull, J. (1999). Computer-assisted assessment in higher education. London: Kogan Page Limited.

Course evaluations for Lawyering Process I, Fall 2004. Retrieved June 30, 2006 from the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law Web site: http://www.law.du.edu/thomson/Downloads/Evaluation results - Fall 2004 - 101D.htm

Eble, K. (1971). The recognition and evaluation of teaching. Salt Lake City, Project to Improve College Teaching.

Hildebrand, M., Wilson, R.C., & Dienst, E.R. (1971) Evaluating University Teaching. Center for Research and Development in Higher Education, University of California, Berkeley.

Palomba, C.A. & Banta, T.W. (1999). Assessment essentials: Planning, implementing, and improving assessment in higher education. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Vandervelde, J. (2005) Rubric for Classroom Web Pages. Retrieved June 30, 2006 from the University of Wisconsin--Stout School of Education Web site: http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/webpagerubric.html

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Assess students

Aldridge, A. et al. (2000). Online testing: Best practices from the field. Creating a Virtual Learning Community, 2(1). Raleigh: North Carolina Community College System. Retrieved April 23, 2007 from: http://www.nccei.org/blackboard/testingadvice.html

Allen, T. (1998). The taxonomy of educational objectives. Retrieved July 9, 2006 from the Humbolt State University Web site: http://www.humboldt.edu/~tha1/bloomtax.html

Arter, J. (2000). Rubrics, scoring guides, and performance criteria: Classroom tools for assessing and improving student learning. Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans.

Bartel, M. (2004). How to write a test for both creativity and knowledge. Retrieved April 23, 2007 from the Goshen College website: http://www.goshen.edu/~marvinpb/arted/testing/drawtest.html

Bixler, B. (2002). Writing educational goals and objectives. Retrieved July 9, 2006 from the Pennsylvania State University Web site: http://www.personal.psu.edu/staff/b/x/bxb11/Objectives/

Bloom, Engelhart, Furst, Hill, & Krathwhol. (1956). Taxonomy of Educational Objectives, Handbook I: Cognitive Domain. New York: Addison Wesley.

Bloom’s taxonomy. (2003). Retrieved July 9, 2006 from the University of Victoria Counseling Services Web site http://www.coun.uvic.ca/learn/program/hndouts/bloom.html

Clark, D. (2002). Learning domains for Bloom’s taxonomy. Retrieved July 9, 2006 from http://www.nwlink.com/~donclark/hrd/bloom.html

Courts, P. L., & McInerney, K. H. (1993). Assessment in higher education: Politics, pedagogy, and porfolios. Westport, Connecticut: Praeger Publishers.

Davis, B. G. 1993. Tools for Teaching. Jossey-Bass: San Francisco, CA.

Division of Instruction. (n.d.). Portfolio assessment in quest (Quality Education for Every Student). Retrieved October 6, 2006, from Prince Georges County Public Schools Web site: http://www.pgcps.org/%7Eelc/portfolio.html

Gronlund, N.E. (1998). Assessment of student achievement, 6th edition. Needham Heights, MA: Longwood.

Haladyna. T. M. (1999) Developing and validating multiple-choice test items, 2nd edition. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Haldayna, T.M. (1997). Writing test items to evaluate higher order thinking. Boston: Allyn & Bacon.

Haladyna, T.M., & Downing, S.M. (1989). A taxonomy of multiple-choice item-writing rules. Applied Measurement in Education, 2(1):37-50.

Heywood, J. (1989). Assessment in higher education, 2nd edition. Wiley, New York: Chichester.

Huitt, W. (2000). Bloom et al.’s taxonomy of the cognitive domain. Retrieved July 9, 2006 from Valdosta State University Educational Psychology Web site: http://chiron.valdosta.edu/whuitt/col/cogsys/bloom.html

Ittelson, J., & Lorenzo, G. (2005). An overview of eportfolios. Retrieved October 17, 2006, from The Educause Learning Initiative Web site: http://www.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ELI3001.pdf

Jacobs, L.C. and Chase, C.I. (1992). Developing and using tests effectively: A guide for faculty. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. Krumme, G. (2001). Major categories on the taxonomy of educational objectives. Retrieved July 9, 2006 from the University of Washington Web site: http://faculty.washington.edu/krumme/guides/bloom.html

Klenowski, V. (2002). Developing portoflios for learning assessment. New York, NY: Routledge Falmer.

Lewis, K. (Ed.). (2001) Techniques and strategies for interpreting student evaluations. New directions for teaching and learning, 87(Fall). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

McKeachie, W. J. & Svinicki, M. (2006). McKeachie’s teaching tips: Strategies, research, and theory for college and university teachers. College teaching series, 12th edition. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company.

Mehrens, W. A., & Lehmann, I. J. (1973) Measurement and Evaluation in Education and Psychology. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 333-334.

On Purpose Associates. (2001). Portfolio assessment. In Funderstanding. Retrieved October 6, 2006, from http://www.funderstanding.com/portfolio_assessment.cfm

Runte, R. (2001). How to write tests. Retrieved April 23, 2007 from the University of Lethbridge website: http://www.uleth.ca/edu/runte/tests/index.html

Suen, H. K. (1990). Principles of test theories. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Taggart, G. L., Phifer, S. J., Nixon, J. A., & Wood, M. (Eds.) (n.d.). Rubrics: Handbook for construction and use. Lancaster, PA: Technomic Publishing Co.

Walvooord, B. E. & Anderson, V. J. 1998. Effective Grading: A tool for learning and assessment. Jossey-Bass: San Francisco, CA

Writing educational goals and objectives. (2001). Retrieved July 9, 2006 from the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy Bureau of Pharmaceutical Services Web site: http://www.pharmd.org/thebureau/N.htm

Zimmaro, D. M. (2004). Developing grading rubrics. Retrieved June 30, 2006 from the University of Texas at Austin, Center for Teaching and Learning Web site: http://www.utexas.edu/academic/mec/research/pdf/rubricshandout.pdf.

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Assess instructional technology

Chickering, A. W, & Ehrmann, S.C. (1996). Implementing the seven principles: Technology as lever. AAHE Bulletin, 49(2):3-6.

Chickering, A. W., & Reisser, L. (1993). Education and identity, 2nd edition. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Cradler, J (1996). Implementing technology in education: Recent findings from research and evaluation studies. Policy Brief. San Francisco, CA: Far West Laboratory for the California Department of Education.

Eble, K. (1970). The recognition and evaluation of teaching. Washington, DC: American Association of University Professors.

EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative. Supporting Learning with Technology: Assessment’s Role? Retrieved September 21, 2006 from http://www.educause.edu/content.asp?SECTION_ID=210tt.

Ehrmann, S.C. (1995). Asking the right questions: What does research tell us about technology and higher learning? The magazine of higher learning, 27(2).

Ehrmann, S. C. (1999). Studying teaching, learning and technology: A tool kit from the Flashlight Program. Flashlight Program.

Ehrmann, S. C., Kelley, C.L., & Stewart, H. (2000). Assessing the impact of technology on student learning: Preparing students for what? Full-day preconference seminar presented at the EDUCAUSE conference, Nashville, TN.

Haertel, G. D. & Means, B. (2003). Evaluating educational technology: Effective research designs for improving learning. New York, NY: Teachers College Press.

Harley, D., Maher, M., Henke, J., & Lawrence, S. (2003). An analysis of technology enhancements in a large lecture course. EDUCAUSE Quarterly. 26(3), 26-33.

Langlois, D.E., & Zales, C.R. (1992). Anatomy of a top teacher. Education Digest, 57(5), 31-34.

Knowles, M. S. (1980). The modern practice of adult education: From pedagogy to androgogy.
Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Cambridge Adult Education.

Lewis, V.K., Shaha, S.H., Farnsworth, B.J., Benson, L.F., & Bah, D.L. (2003). The use of assessment in improving technology-based instruction programs. Journal of Instructional Psychology, 30(2). 110-119.

Liu, L., Johnson, D., Maddux, C. & Henderson, N. (2001). Evaluation and assessment in educational information technology. New York, NY: The Haworth Press.

U.S. Department of Education. An Evaluator’s Guide to Evaluating the Use of Technology in Schools and Classrooms: Why Am I Evaluating? Retrieved September 19, 2006 from http://www.ed.gov/pubs/EdTechGuide/whyeval.html.

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Evaluate programs

Altschuld, J.W. and B.R. Witkin. (1999). From needs assessment to action: Transforming needs into solution strategies. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

American Evaluation Association. (2004). American Evaluation Association Guiding Principles for Evaluators. Retrieved April 23, 2007 from: http://www.eval.org/Publications/GuidingPrinciplesPrintable.asp

Banta, T.W. (Ed.). (2004). Hallmarks of effective outcomes asessment. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Hernon, P., & Dugan, R.E. (Eds.). (2004). Outcomes assessment in higher education: Views and perspectives. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited.

Huba, M.E., & J.E. Freed. (2000). Learner-centered assessment on college campuses: Shifting the focus from teaching to learning. Needham Heights, MA: Allyn & Bacon.

Maki, P.L. (2004). Assessing for learning: Building a sustainable commitment across the institution. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing.

McNamara, C. (1998). Basic guide to program evaluation, Retrieved June 30, 2006 from http://www.mapnp.org/library/evaluatn/fnl_eval.htm

Middle States Commission on Higher Education. (2002). Best practices in outcomes assessment. Retrieved April 23, 2007 from: http://www.msache.org/msache/content/pdf_files/best-oa.pdf

Miller, B.A. (2007). Assessing organizational performance in higher education. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Popham, W. J. (1993). Educational evaluation. Needham Heights, MA: Allyn and Bacon.

Posavac, E. & Carey, R. (2003). Program evaluation: Methods and case studies. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

Russ-Eft, D. & H. Preskill. (2001). Evaluation in organizations: A systematic approach to enhancing learning, performance, and change. New York: Basic Books.

Scriven, M. (1993). Hard-won lessons in program evaluation. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Westat, J. F. with Frierson, H., Hood, S., and Hughs, G. (2002). The 2002 user-friendly handbook for project evaluation. Arlington, VA: National Science Foundation.

Witkin, B.R. and J.W. Altschuld. (1995). Planning and conducting needs assessment: A practical guide. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

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Conduct research

2 x 2 mixed factorial design. Retrieved July 13, 2006 from the University of Missouri - Rolla, Psychology World Web site: http://web.umr.edu/~psyworld/mixed_designs.htm

American Educational Research Association. (2000). Ethical standards of the American educational research association. Retrieved April 23, 2007 from: http://www.aera.net/AboutAERA/Default.aspx?menu_id=90&id=222

American Association for Public Opinion Research. (2000). Standard definitions: Final dispositions of case codes and outcome rates for surveys, 2nd edition. Ann Arbor, MI: AAPOR.

Aron, A. & Aron, E. N. (2002). Statistics for psychology, 3rd edition. Upper Saddle River, N J: Prentice Hall.

Arsham, H. (2005). Questionnaire design and surveys sampling, 9th edition. Retrieved July 13, 2006 from: http://home.ubalt.edu/ntsbarsh/stat-data/Surveys.htm

Bantra, T.W. & Associates (2002). Building a scholarship of assessment. San Fransico, CA: John Wiley & Sons.

Berkowitz, S. (1997). Analyzing qualitative data. In J. Frechtling, L. Sharp, and Westat (Eds.), User-friendly handbook for mixed method evaluations (Chapter 4). Retrieved July 13, 2006 from National Science Foundation, Directorate of Education and Human Resources Web site: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/1997/nsf97153/start.htm

Bogdan R. B. & Biklin, S. K. (1998). Qualitative research for education: An introduction to theory and methods, 3rd Edition. Needham Heights, MA: Allyn and Bacon.

Chi-square: One way. Retrieved July 13, 2006 from the Georgetown University, Department of Psychology, Research Methods and Statistics Resources Web site: http://www.georgetown.edu/departments/psychology/researchmethods/statistics/inferential/chisquareone.htm.

Coe, R. (2000). What is an 'effect size'? A guide for users. Retrieved July 13, 2006 from the University of Durham, Curriculum, Evaluation and Management Centre, Evidence-Based Education-UK Web site: http://www.cemcentre.org/renderpage.asp?linkid=30325016

Cohen's Kappa: Index of inter-rater reliability. Retrieved July 13, 2006 from University of Nebraska Psychology Department Research Design and Data Analysis Directory Web site: http://www.class.unl.edu/psycrs/handcomp/hckappa.PDF.

Darlington, R.B. (1997). Factor analysis. Retrieved July 13, 2006 from: http://comp9.psych.cornell.edu/Darlington/factor.htm

DeVellis, R. F. (2003).  Scale development: Theory and applications (2nd ed.).  Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications.

Greiner, J. M. (2004). Trained observer ratings. In J. S. Wholey, H. P. Hatry & K. E. Newcomers (Eds.), Handbook of practical program evaluation, 2nd edition, (pp. 211-256). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Helberg, C. (1995). Pitfalls of data analysis. Retrieved July 13, 2006 from: http://my.execpc.com/4A/B7/helberg/pitfalls/

Johnson, B., & Christensen, L. (2004). Educational research: Quantitative, qualitative, and mixed approaches (2nd ed.). Boston: Allyn and Bacon.

Lane, D. M. (2003). Tests of linear combinations of means, independent groups. Retrieved July 13, 2006 from the Hyperstat Online textbook: http://davidmlane.com/hyperstat/confidence_intervals.html

Linear regression. (n.d.) Retrieved July 13, 2006 from the Yale University Department of Statistics Index of Courses 1997-98 Web site: http://www.stat.yale.edu/Courses/1997-98/101/linreg.htm

Lowry, R. P. (2005). Concepts and applications of inferential statistics. Retrieved June 30, 2006 from: http://faculty.vassar.edu/lowry/webtext.html

Osborne, Jason W. (2000). Advantages of hierarchical linear modeling. Practical assessment, research & evaluation, 7(1). Retrieved July 13, 2006 from: http://PAREonline.net/getvn.asp?v=7&n=1

Seidel, J. V. (1998). Qualitative Data Analysis. Retrieved July 13, 2006 from: http://www.qualisresearch.com/QDA.htm

Spector, P. A. (1992). Summated Rating Scale Construction: An Introduction. Newbury Park, CA, Sage.

T-test. Retrieved July 13, 2006 from the Georgetown University, Department of Psychology, Research Methods and Statistics Resources Web site: http://www1.georgetown.edu/departments/psychology/resources/researchmethods/statistics/8318.html.

Trochim, W. M. K. (2002). The Regression-Discontinuity Design. Retrieved July 13, 2006 from: http://www.socialresearchmethods.net/kb/quasird.htm

Weunschk, K.L. (2003). Inter-rater Agreement. Retrieved July 13, 2006 from: http://core.ecu.edu/psyc/wuenschk/docs30/InterRater.doc.

Worthington, R. L., & Whittaker, T. A. (2006). Scale development research: A content analysis and recommendations for best practices. The Counseling Psychologist, 34, 806-838

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Assessment and evaluation planning

Bordens, K. S. & Abbott, B. B. (1996). Research design and methods: A process approach, 3rd edition. Mountain View, CA: Mayfield Publishing.

Witkin, B.R. and J.W. Altschuld. (1995). Planning and conducting needs assessment: A practical guide. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

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Data gathering methods

Content analysis

Weber, R.P. (1990). Basic Content Analysis, 2nd ed. Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications.

Writing Center at Colorado State University. Overview: Content analysis. Retrieved October 23, 2007 from: http://writing.colostate.edu/guides/research/content/index.cfm

Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATs)

Angelo, T.A. and K.P. Cross. (1993). Classroom assessment techniques: A handbook for college teachers, 2nd edition. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

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Document analysis

Russ-Eft, D. & H. Preskill (2001). Evaluation in organizations: A systematic approach to enhancing learning, performance, and change. New York: Basic Books.

Vandervelde, J. (2005). Rubric for classroom web pages. Retrieved July 13, 2006 from the University of Wisconsin--Stout School of Education Web site: http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/webpagerubric.html.

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Experiment

Reichardt, C. S. & Mark, M. M. (2004). Quasi-experimentation. In J. S. Wholey, H. P. Hatry, & K. E. Newcomber (Eds.) Handbook of practical program evaluation, 2nd edition, San Franciso: Jossey-Bass.

St. Pierre, R. G. (2004). Using randomized experiments. In J.S. Wholey, J. P. Hatry, & K. E. Newcomber (Eds.) Handbook of practical program evaluation, 2nd edition, San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

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Focus group

Fern, E. F. (2001). Advanced focus group research. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Goldenkoff, R. (2004). Using focus groups. In J.S. Wholey, H. P. Hatry, & K. E. Newcomer (Eds.), Handbook of practical program evaluation, 2nd edition, (pp. 340-362). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Krueger, R. A. & Casey, M. A. (2000). Focus groups: A practical guide for applied research. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Silverman, G. (n.d.) How to get beneath the surface in focus groups. Retrieved June 30, 2006 from Market Navigation, Inc. Web site: http://www.mnav.com/bensurf.htm.

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Interview

Kvale, S. (1996). Inter Views: An introduction to qualitative research interviewing. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Sewell, M. (no date) The use of qualitative interviews in evaluation. Retrieved June 30, 2006 from the University of Arizona, School of Family and Consumer Science, Institute for Children, Youth, and Families Web site: http://ag.arizona.edu/fcs/cyfernet/cyfar/Intervu5.htm.

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Observation

Center for Teaching Excellence. (undated) Preparing for peer observation Austin, TX: The University of Texas at Austin.

Chism, N. V. N. (1999). Peer review of teaching: A sourcebook. Bolton, MA: Anker Publishing.

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Portfolio

Courts, P. L., & McInerney, K. H. (1993). Assessment in higher education: politics, pedagogy, and portolios. Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers.

Division of Instruction. (n.d.). Portfolio assessment. In Quest (Quality Education for Every Student). Retrieved October 6, 2006, from Prince Georges County Public Schools Web site: http://www.pgcps.org/%7Eelc/portfolio.html

Heywood, J. (1989). Assessment in higher education, 2nd edition. New York: Wiley.

Ittelson, J., & Lorenzo, G. (2005). An overview of eportfolios. Retrieved October 17, 2006, from The Educause Learning Initiative Web site: http://www.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ELI3001.pdf

Klenowski, V. (2002). Developing portoflios for learning assessment. New York: Routledge Falmer.

On Purpose Associates. (2001). Portfolio Assessment. In Funderstanding. Retrieved October 6, 2006, from http://www.funderstanding.com/portfolio_assessment.cfm.

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Product analysis

Sweet, D. (1993). Student portfolios: Classroom uses. U. S. Department of Education Consumer Guide, Number 8, Archived material. Office of Educational Research and Improvement of the U. S. Department of Education.

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Survey

Alreck, P.L. & Settle, R.B. (1985). The survey research handbook. Homewood, IL: Richard D. Irwin, Inc.

Arsham, H. (2005). Questionnaire design and surveys sampling, 9th edition. Retrieved June 30, 2006 from: http://home.ubalt.edu/ntsbarsh/stat-data/Surveys.htm

Babbie, E.R. (1973). Survey research methods. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Publishing Company.

Kalton, G. (1983). Introduction to survey sampling. Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications, Inc.

Punch, K. F. (2003). Survey research: The basics. London: Sage Publications Ltd.

Spector, P.E. (1992). Summated rating scale construction: An introduction. Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications, Inc.

SurveyMonkey. (2010). Smart Survey Design. Retrieved March 5, 2010 from: http://s3.amazonaws.com/SurveyMonkeyFiles/SmartSurvey.pdf

SurveyMonkey. (2009). Response Rates & Surveying Techniques: Tips to Enhance Survey Respondent Participation. Retrieved March 5, 2010 from:
http://s3.amazonaws.com/SurveyMonkeyFiles/Response_Rates.pdf

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Usability

Barnum, C. M. (2002). Usability testing and research. New York: Longman.

Dumas, J.S., & Redish J. C. (1999). A practical guide to usability testing. Portland, OR: Intellect.

Miami University Students in the Masters of Technical and Scientific Communication Program. (2002). Usability testing: Developing useful and usable products. Retrieved April 23, 2007 from: http://www.units.muohio.edu/mtsc/usabilitytestingrevisedFINAL.pdf.

Nielsen, J. (1994). Gerrilla HCI: Using discount usability engineering to penetrate the intimidation barrier. In Cost-justifying usability (pp. 242-272). R.G. Bias and D.J. Mayhew (Eds.). Boston: Academic Press.

Nielsen, J. (n.d.) How to conduct a heuristic evaluation. Retrieved April 23, 2007 from: http://www.useit.com/papers/heuristic/heuristic_evaluation.html.

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Analysis and Reporting

Quantitative analysis and statistical procedures

2 x 2 Mixed factorial design. Retrieved June 30, 2006 from the University of Missouri – Rolla, Psychology World Web site: http://web.umr.edu/~psyworld/mixed_designs.htm.

American Association for Public Opinion Research (2000). Standard definitions: Final dispositions of case codes and outcome rates forsSurveys, 2nd edition. Ann Arbor, MI: AAPOR

Aron, A. & Aron, E. N. (2002). Statistics for psychology, 3rd edition. Upper Saddle River, N J: Prentice Hall.

Bogdan R. B. & Biklin, S. K. (1998). Qualitative research for education: An introduction to theory and methods, 3rd edition. Needham Heights, MA: Allyn and Bacon.

Bordens, K. S. & Abbott, B. B. (1996). Research design and methods: A process approach, 3rd edition. Mountain View, CA: Mayfield Publishing.

Chi-square: One way. Retrieved June 30, 2006 from the Georgetown University, Department of Psychology, Research Methods and Statistics Resources Web site: http://www.georgetown.edu/departments/psychology/researchmethods/statistics/inferential/chisquareone.htm.

Coe, R. (2000). What is an ‘effect size’? A guide for users. Retrieved June 30, 2006 from the University of Durham, Curriculum, Evaluation and Management Centre, Evidence-Based Education-UK Web site: http://www.cemcentre.org/renderpage.asp?linkID=30325016.

Cohen, B.H. & R.B. Lea. (2004). Essentials of statistics for the social and behavioral sciences. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Cohen’s Kappa: Index of inter-rater reliability. Retrieved June 30, 2006 from University of Nebraska Psychology Department Research Design and Data Analysis Directory Web site: http://www-class.unl.edu/psycrs/handcomp/hckappa.PDF.

Darlington, R.B. (1997). Factor analysis. Retrieved June 30, 2006 from: http://comp9.psych.cornell.edu/Darlington/factor.htm.

DeVellis, R.F. (1991). Scale development: Theory and applications. Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications, Inc.

Hartman, J.J. & Hedblom, J.H. (1979). Methods for the social sciences: A handbook for students and non-specialists. Connecticut: Greenwood Press.

Helberg, C. (1995). Pitfalls of data analysis. Retrieved June 30, 2006 from: http://my.execpc.com/4A/B7/helberg/pitfalls/.

Johnson, B., & Christensen, L. (2004). Educational research: Quantitative, qualitative, and mixed approaches, 2nd edition. Boston: Allyn and Bacon.

Lane, D. M. (2003). Confidence intervals. Retrieved June 30, 2006 from the Hyperstat online textbook: http://davidmlane.com/hyperstat/confidence_intervals.html

Lane, D. M. (2003). Tests of linear combinations of means, independent groups. Retrieved April 23, 2007 from the Hyperstat online textbook: http://davidmlane.com/hyperstat/confidence_intervals.html.

Linear regression. (n.d.) Retrieved June 30, 2006 from the Yale University Department of Statistics Index of Courses 1997-98 Web site: http://www.stat.yale.edu/Courses/1997-98/101/linreg.htm.

Lowry, R. P. (2005). Concepts and applications of inferential statistics. Retrieved June 30, 2006 from: http://faculty.vassar.edu/lowry/webtext.html.

Osborne, Jason W. (2000). Advantages of hierarchical linear modeling. Practical assessment, research & evaluation, 7(1).

Posavac, E. & Carey, R. (2003). Program evaluation: Methods and case studies. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

Sapsford, R. & Jupp, V. (1996). Data Collection and Analysis. London: Sage Publications.

T-test. Retrieved December 4, 2007 from the Georgetown University, Department of Psychology, Research Methods and Statistics Resources Web site: http://www1.georgetown.edu/departments/psychology/resources/researchmethods/statistics/8318.html.

Trochim, W. M. K. (2002). The regression-discontinuity design. Retrieved June 30, 2006 from: http://www.socialresearchmethods.net/kb/quasird.htm.

Vandervelde, J. (2005) Rubric for classroom web pages. Retrieved June 30, 2006 from the University of Wisconsin--Stout School of Education Web site: http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/webpagerubric.html.

Weunschk, K.L. (2003). Inter-rater agreement. Retrieved June 30, 2006 from: http://core.ecu.edu/psyc/wuenschk/docs30/InterRater.doc.

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Qualitative analysis

Auerbach, C.F. & Silverstein, L.B. (2003). Qualitative data: An introduction to coding and analysis. New York: New York University Press.

Berkowitz, S. (1997). Analyzing qualitative data. In J. Frechtling, L. Sharp, and Westat (Eds.), User-friendly handbook for mixed method evaluations. Retrieved June 30, 2006 from National Science Foundation, Directorate of Education and Human Resources Web site: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/1997/nsf97153/start.htm

Greiner, J. M. (2004). Trained observer ratings. In J. S. Wholey, H. P. Hatry & K. E. Newcomers (Eds.), Handbook of practical program evaluation, 2nd edition (pp. 211-256). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Patton, M. Q. (1990). Qualitative evaluation and research methods, 2nd edition. Newbury Park, CA: Sage.

Seidel, J. V. (1998). Qualitative data analysis. Retrieved June 30, 2006 from: http://www.qualisresearch.com/QDA.htm

Weber, R. P. (1990). Basic content analysis, 2nd edition. Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications.

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Reporting results

Altschuld, J.W. and B.R. Witkin. (1999). From Needs Assessment to Action: Transforming needs into solution strategies. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Grob, G. F. (2004). Writing for impact. In J.S. Wholey, J. P. Hatry, & K. E. Newcomber (Eds.) Handbook of practical program evaluation, 2nd edition (pp. 604-627). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Torres, R. T. (2001). Communicating and reporting evaluation activities and findings. In D. Russ & H. Preskill (Eds.) Evaluation in organizations: A systematic approach to enhancing learning, performance, and change (pp. 347-380). Boston: Perseus.

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Best practices

Educational research

American Educational Research Association. (2000). Ethical standards of the American educational research association. Retrieved April 23, 2007 from: http://www.aera.net/AboutAERA/Default.aspx?menu_id=90&id=222.

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Program evaluation

American Evaluation Association. (2004). American Evaluation Association Guiding Principles for Evaluators. Retrieved April 23, 2007 from: http://www.eval.org/Publications/GuidingPrinciplesPrintable.asp.

Middle States Commission on Higher Education. (2002). Best practices in outcomes assessment. Retrieved April 23, 2007 from: http://www.msache.org/msache/content/pdf_files/best-oa.pdf.

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Student assessment

Aldridge, A. et al. (2000). Online testing: Best practices from the field. Creating a Virtual Learning Community, 2(1). Raleigh: North Carolina Community College System. Retrieved April 23, 2007 from: http://www.nccei.org/blackboard/testingadvice.html

Bartel, M. (2004). How to write a test for both creativity and knowledge. Retrieved April 23, 2007 from the Goshen College website: http://www.goshen.edu/~marvinpb/arted/testing/drawtest.html.

Gronlund, N.E. (1998). Assessment of student achievement, 6th edition. Needham Heights, MA: Longwood.

Haldayna, T.H. (1997). Writing test items to evaluate higher order thinking. Boston: Allyn & Bacon.

Runte, R. (2001). How to write tests. Retrieved April 23, 2007 from the University of Lethbridge website: http://www.uleth.ca/edu/runte/tests/index.html.

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Teaching

Chickering, A., & Ehrmann, S.C. (1996). Implementing the seven principles: Technology as lever. AAHE Bulletin, 49(2):3-6.

Chickering, A.W., & Gamson, Z.F. (1987). Seven principles for good practice in undergraduate education. AAHE Bulletin, 39(7):3-7.

Chickering, A. W., & Reisser, L. (1993). Education and identity, 2nd edition. San Francisco: JosseyBass.

Knowles, M. S. (1980). The modern practice of adult education: From pedagogy to androgogy. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Cambridge Adult Education.

Langlois, D.E., & Zales, C.R. (1992). Anatomy of a top teacher. Education Digest, 57(5):31-34.

Theall, M. & Franklin, J. (Eds.). (1991). Effective practices for improving teaching. New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 48(Winter). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

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Using instructional technology

Chickering, A., & Ehrmann, S.C. (1996). Implementing the seven principles: Technology as lever. AAHE Bulletin, 49(2):3-6.

Cradler, J (1996). Implementing technology in education: Recent fidings from research and evaluation studies. Policy Brief. San Francisco: Far West Laboratory for the California Department of Education.

Ehrmann, S.C. (1995). Asking the right questions: What does research tell us about technology and higher learning? The magazine of higher learning, 27(2).

Ehrmann, S. C., Kelley, C.L., & Stewart, H. (2000). Assessing the impact of technology on student learning: Preparing students for what? Full-day preconference seminar presented at the EDUCAUSE conference, Nashville, TN.

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