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Abstract Title: The group-administered-interactive-questionnaire: A cost-effective alternative to individual interviews
Abstract: Individual interviews are often considered the gold standard for researchers interested in understanding how people think about a phenomena.  However, conducting and analyzing interviews is very time consuming.  This workshop will present the group-administered-interactive-questionnaire as an alternative to individual interviews and engage researchers in discussions about the pros and cons of alternative data collection methods.  We will discuss our experiences with both types of data collection tools in the context of understanding instructors' beliefs about problem solving.  Both tools made use of an "artifact comparison" technique intended to mimic the instructional decision-making.  The group-administered-interactive-questionnaire replaced the probing of a one-on-one interview with a group task preceded and followed by individual questionnaires.  Workshop participants will compare these data collection tools to identify key design features.  Collaborative analysis of data collected in both approaches will examine their validity and reliability in clarifying respondents' intentions.
Abstract Type: Workshop

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Edit Yerushalmi
Weizmann Institute of Science
10 Haim Haviv St.
Jerusalem, Non U.S. 96788
Phone: 972507877904
and Co-Presenter(s)
Charles Henderson, William Mamudi,
Western Michigan University,
Chandralekha Singh, Shih-Yin Lin,
University of Pittsburgh