During this unit we discussed several different Multiple Choice surveys used in our various fields. I was most surprised by the lack of validation and purposeful design with the surveys in my field. Perhaps I should have expected it as the FMCE was created in the 1990’s but having no validation and even admitting to lack of face validity was surprising to me. I felt the other fields did a much better job of validating their instruments and reporting on that process.
I’m hoping when Alex comes in the next few weeks that he shows us how to use the jMetrik software or something else to do some of the tests everyone else’s papers discussed. I feel that software is much easier to use than coding in Excel.