Resources

In the past, the Instructional Assessment Resources website contained considerable resources on assessment.  Several topics were beyond the scope of our current site, so we created this repository for the essentials elements from Assess Technology, Evaluate Programs, and Conduct Research.  A specific method may have appeared in multiple locations within the old site, but there was significant overlap so we opted to present each method once.  If you do not find what you looking for here then that method was brought the main site.

Glossary
Bibliography

Assess Technology

Why Assess Technology?
Best Practices Overview

Needs Evaluation

Types of Technology Assessment
Technology Assessment Process

  1. Describe Instructional Technology and Context [Example]
  2. Identify Stakeholder Needs and Central Questions [Example]
  3. Determine Purpose [Example]
  4. Method Selection
  5. Write Questions and Organize
  6. Report Results

Ethical Considerations
Analyze Qualitative Data

Focus Group

Overview
Conduct Focus Groups
Analyze Data
Draw Conclusions

Usability Testing

Overview
Iterative Testing
Outcomes and Tasks
Usability Task Scenario Worksheet
Inspection Methods
Observation Methods
Preparing
Pre-test Survey - Example 
Usability Test Protocol - Example
Resource Requirements
Types
Specific Decisions
Conducting the Usability Test
Analyzing Usability Qualitative Data
Analyzing Usability Quantative Data
Post-survey - Example
Report Results
Usability Qualitative Conclusions
Usability Test Conclusions

Evaluate Programs

Why Evaluate Programs
Process Overview

Types

Examples

Ethical Considerations
Methods Selection
Report Results

Document Analysis

Overview
Resource Requirements
Gather data
Analyze Documents
Draw Conclusions

Product Analysis

Overview
Resource Requirements
Gather Data
Sampling
Analyze Products
Draw Conclusions

Survey

Overview
Paper versus Electronic
Writing Survey Questions
Question Types
Scaled Survey Questions
Scaled Response Types
Validated Scales
Summated Scales
Organize and Format Survey
Gather Data
Response Rates
Analyze Data [Detailed Version]
Findings
Draw Conclusions
Report Results [Tips]

Conduct Research

Research Process
Research Plan Example
Types [Comparison Table]
Ethical Considerations
Methods Selection
Report Results

Content Analysis

Overview
Resource Requirements
Gather Data
Sampling
Analyze Data
Quantitative Findings

Exams

Item Analysis [Example]

Experiment

Overview
Resource Requirements
Design Experiment

Gather Data
Analyze Data
Findings
Report Results [Tips]