EDUR 9131
Advanced Educational Research

Activity 2: Instrument Construction Steps


Read the following three articles: 

Activities:

  1. Read first the Holmbeck and Devine article and note in particular the questionnaire development checklist they offer beginning on page 3 in the appendix.

  2. Use the checklist offered by Holmbeck and Devine as a model for questionnaire development. Compare the questionnaire steps taken by Ragheb and Beard to the Holmbeck and Devine model; note differences if any arise.

  3. Use the checklist offered by Holmbeck and Devine as a model for questionnaire development. Compare the questionnaire steps taken by Menon to the Holmbeck and Devine model; note differences if any arise.

  4. Base your response to the following questions on the information learned in the three articles:

  5. Create a brief checklist of important steps one should take to develop an instrument. Not all of Holmbeck and Devine's checklist items need apply or be included in your checklist. In addition, for each important step, add a brief description (one or two sentences at most) explaining what that step entails. This description should be enough to help you recall what to do when developing a questionnaire.

  6. Submit your responses to items 4 and 5.