Beyond satisfaction surveys: the development of an evaluation process for a postgraduate transferable skills program

Devlin, Marcia and Tjia, Teresa 2004, Beyond satisfaction surveys: the development of an evaluation process for a postgraduate transferable skills program, Issues in educational research, vol. 14, no. 1, pp. 44-58.

Attached Files
Name Description MIMEType Size Downloads

Title Beyond satisfaction surveys: the development of an evaluation process for a postgraduate transferable skills program
Author(s) Devlin, Marcia
Tjia, Teresa
Journal name Issues in educational research
Volume number 14
Issue number 1
Start page 44
End page 58
Publisher Institutes for Educational Research in NSW, SA and WA
Place of publication Perth, W.A
Publication date 2004
ISSN 0313-7155
1837-6290
Summary Leadership, professional and other transferable skills are embedded in the expected attributes of Australian research postgraduates at the successful completion of their degrees. This paper reports on the development of an evaluation process for a postgraduate transferable skills program at The University of Melbourne, Australia. Existing and emerging evaluation practices and processes are examined in light of the literature on what constitutes 'good' evaluation of the type of program under consideration. The development of the process to go beyond the commonly used participant satisfaction surveys and to improve evaluation practices is described in detail. The results of the evaluation to date are provided and discussed in terms of their usefulness in incorporating particular improvements to the program. The implications for the evaluation of other programs of this type are considered.
Language eng
Field of Research 130303 Education Assessment and Evaluation
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2004, The Author
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30006682

Connect to link resolver
 
Unless expressly stated otherwise, the copyright for items in DRO is owned by the author, with all rights reserved.

Versions
Version Filter Type
Access Statistics: 513 Abstract Views, 57 File Downloads  -  Detailed Statistics
Created: Fri, 05 Sep 2008, 14:40:48 EST by Leanne Swaneveld

Every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that permission has been obtained for items included in DRO. If you believe that your rights have been infringed by this repository, please contact drosupport@deakin.edu.au.