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ASTD Hand Book for Workplace Learning Professionals by Elaine Biech

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aChapter 5 Data Collection and Assessment—Finding the Right Tool for the Job
Ethan S. Sanders

In This Chapter

  • Learn the fundamental rules of data collection
  • Understand the whos, whats, and hows of measurement

The subject of data collection can best be captured in a very old joke:

6th Grader:"Mommy, I got a 100 on my math test." Mom:"That's wonderful." 6th Grader:"Unfortunately, there were 200 questions on the test." Mom:"Oh, I'm sorry to hear that." 6th Grader:"But it was the second highest score in the class." Mom:"That's wonderful." 6th Grader:"But only two people were able to take the test that day."

As with most things in life, children ...

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