Assess technology


  Study Purpose  
Method Description Gain insight Change practices Measure effects Difficulty
Focus group

A group of similar individuals who provide information during a directed and moderated interactive group discussion.

X  X   High

A directed conversation with an individual using a list of questions designed to gather extended responses.

X X High

The systematic observation of program processes or operations using checklists, scaled ratings, or narrative comments.

X X Medium
Survey An ordered series of questions administered to individuals in a systematic manner. X X X Medium
Blackboard survey Using the Blackboard course management system quizzing tool to conduct surveys. X X X Medium
Ongoing Course Assessment survey The UT Austin, Web-based survey system that solicits anonymous student feedback at any time during the semester. X X X Medium
Usability testing   X X   Medium

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