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Higher Education: Graduate Programs

Rubric - Masters Quantitative Research Knowledge

Administered: Annually

Target Population: Masters Students

Masters Quantitative Research Knowledge

Rating scale
(1=unacceptable; 2=needs improvement, 3=satisfactory, 4=good, 5=excellent)

basic statistics, of sampling methods, research design, the appropriateness of different statistical analysis techniques, interpretation of the data, and understanding of the limitations of the research

basic stats sampling research des stat anal interpret of data limits of data

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Summary Sheet

Average score for basic statistics ____
Average score for sampling methods ____
Average score for research design ____
Average score for statistical analysis techniques ____
Average score for interpretation of data ____
Average score for understanding limitations of the data ____

Any key areas in which students appear to be deficient:

Any plans for revising the quantitative methods courses or the curriculum:

Outcomes Measured

  • MA Quantitative Research Knowledge: Each year the faculty will meet, and discuss with the professor who teaches the basic statistics class, the performance of masters students in the class in the past year. They will discuss the extent to which masters students are developing and demonstrating an ability to be intelligent consumers of quantitative research. The professor who teaches the class will rate masters students on rubric that includes a five point Likert scale for understanding of basic statistics, of sampling methods, research design, the appropriateness of different statistical analysis techniques, interpretation of the data, and understanding of the limitations of the research. A summary of the tallies for each of the outcomes, as well as any plans for changing the curriculum as a result of the discussion will be provided on a summary sheet.
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