Comparing outcome measures derived from four research designs incorporating the retrospective pretest.

Comparing outcome measures derived from four research designs incorporating the retrospective pretest.

Date: August 2007
Creator: Nimon, Kim F.
Description: Over the last 5 decades, the retrospective pretest has been used in behavioral science research to battle key threats to the internal validity of posttest-only control-group and pretest-posttest only designs. The purpose of this study was to compare outcome measures resulting from four research design implementations incorporating the retrospective pretest: (a) pre-post-then, (b) pre-post/then, (c) post-then, and (d) post/then. The study analyzed the interaction effect of pretest sensitization and post-intervention survey order on two subjective measures: (a) a control measure not related to the intervention and (b) an experimental measure consistent with the intervention. Validity of subjective measurement outcomes were assessed by correlating resulting to objective performance measurement outcomes. A Situational Leadership® II (SLII) training workshop served as the intervention. The Work Involvement Scale of the self version of the Survey of Management Practices Survey served as the subjective control measure. The Clarification of Goals and Objectives Scale of the self version of the Survey of Management Practices Survey served as the subjective experimental measure. The Effectiveness Scale of the self version of the Leader Behavior Analysis II® served as the objective performance measure. This study detected differences in measurement outcomes from SLII participant responses to an experimental and a ...
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Retrospective Pretest: A Practical Technique for Professional Development Evaluation

Retrospective Pretest: A Practical Technique for Professional Development Evaluation

Date: 2007
Creator: Allen, Jeff M. & Nimon, Kim F.
Description: Article discussing a research study to field test an instrument incorporating a retrospective pretest to determine whether it could reliably be used as an evaluation tool for a professional development conference.
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The Development and Assessment of an Instrument for Measuring Mental Model Styles in Korea

The Development and Assessment of an Instrument for Measuring Mental Model Styles in Korea

Date: 2012
Creator: Chermack, Thomas J.; Song, Ji Hoon; Nimon, Kim F.; Choi, Myungweon & Korte, Russel F.
Description: This article discusses a research study on the development and assessment of an instrument for measuring mental model styles in Korea.
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