Construction of an instrument to measure effectiveness of placement settings and experiences

Vanessa Sturre, Sophie M Keele, Kathryn Von Treuer, Simon Moss, Janet McLeod, Susie Macfarlane

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    Abstract

    Evidence-based evaluation instruments for course units offer academics quality data, useful for continual improvement. Placement units are not traditional course units and may require a specific evaluation instrument, of which none seem available. This study commenced the development of a placement evaluation instrument supported by a relevant learning framework. The qualitative study was conducted (n=56) and examined the views of placement stakeholders regarding what attributes of the placement experience should be evaluated. Data were thematically analyzed, leading to a 25 item evaluation instrument. This instrument can be completed by students to evaluate and improve placement experiences and outcomes.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)225-238
    Number of pages14
    JournalAsia-Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education
    Volume13
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 2012

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    Sturre, V., Keele, S. M., Von Treuer, K., Moss, S., McLeod, J., & Macfarlane, S. (2012). Construction of an instrument to measure effectiveness of placement settings and experiences. Asia-Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education, 13(4), 225-238.