The REM program is excited to host our 2020 Student Research Showcase! Our MA and PhD program teaches students to become experts in quantitative, qualitative, measurement, evaluation, and mixed methodologies. These presentations highlight the research and evaluation work of our doctoral students and create a unique opportunity for us to share our work with each other.

Rasch Analysis of the COI Questionnaire

Date: 9/28/20
Student Researchers: Janice Thorpe

This presentation focused on the principal questionnaire used to examine online learning known as the Community of Inquiry (CoI) questionnaire (Caskurlu, 2018; Diaz, Swan, Ice, & Kupczynski, 2010; Shea et al., 2014) using Rasch model analysis.  Ensuring high quality online education requires confirmation that the instrument used to examine online courses is composed of valid indicators of the construct being studied.  Examining the characteristics of students who enroll in online courses and how they engage with the CoI questionnaire, is critical to high quality online instruction.