Date: Thu, 11 Nov 1999 09:34:35 -0600
Reply-To: Tim Dunsworth <Tim.Dunsworth@METROSTATE.EDU>
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From: Tim Dunsworth <Tim.Dunsworth@METROSTATE.EDU>
Subject: Re: Help with histograms
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My guess would be that if all the subquestions had the same response codes (eg. 1=not at all, to 5=very much) your approach would have been simply to compute a composite score by something like:
COMPUTE prepall = sum(Prep1 to Prep11).
which would create a value for each case combining all 11 of their responses. If missing data is a problem within the set of questions, you would get somewhat more comparable and meaningful results by using the MEAN function instead of SUM. HTH.
>>> Michael Mallen <mjmallen@BOOMBOX.MICRO.UMN.EDU> 11/10 10:39 AM >>>
My survey had a few overarching questions, followed by several questions
that helped answer it. I'll give the example of the first group of
HOW WELL DID THE CEHD PREPARE YOU TO TEACH FOR STUDENT LEARNING?:
1. Ask different questions to stimulate different kinds of learning.
2. Improve student questioning nad discussion skills.
3. Communicate high expectations clearly to students.
4. Make content comprehensible to students.
5. Encourage studetns to expand their thinking.
6. Use instructional tiem effectively.
7. Use multiple teaching strategies to meet your outcomes.
8. Regularly assess student progress.
9. REcognize individual differences and adjust your instruction accordingly.
10. Understand cultural differences.
11. Understand how students develop and learn.
In my report last year, I made one histogram for the overarching questions
(HOW WELL DID THE CEHD PREPARE YOU TO TEACH FOR STUDENT LEARNING?) Now
I can't figure out how i did that.....
Any help would be wonderful...