Project Evaluation
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Market research of Colleges websites in California

This report is the summation of a market research that explored the state of affairs of college websites in California. The purpose of this market research was to explore what kind of information that college students expected to find on college websites’ homepages, and what kind of information most college websites’ homepages did contain. Twenty college websites were selected. The list of websites reviewed consisted of 10 private and 10 public colleges. Among the 10 public colleges, five of them were from the UC system while the other 5 belonged to CSU system. The basic features on the college website homepage were reviewed, using a 28-item checklist. The items were grouped into five major categories namely, General Information, Academic Programs, Student Services, Financial Aid, and Site Structure. Data was collected and analyzed. This report presented and summarized these findings. Download the pdf file (508KB).

 

Data Analysis of the SOAP curriculum

This reserach evaluation was conducted as a project for the course "Research Seminar in Education", as part of the graduate program at San Jose State University. The goal of the project was to use a given set of data from a post-test only control group design to determine the effectiveness of a new Social Organization and Policy curriculum compared to the "traditional" Low Option Social Studies program. I analyzed the data in order to answer the following research questions:
1. Is there a difference in Social Studies attitudes (as measured by the 23-point attitude scale) between the mean scores of students treated with SOAP materials and those treated with LOSS materials?
2. Is there a difference in Social Studies content knowledge (as measured by the 100-point social studies content test) between the mean scores of students treated with SOAP materials and those treated with LOSS materials? Download the pdf file (564 KB).

 

 

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