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Iranian Journal of Medical Education 2014, 14(3): 252-265 Back to browse issues page
The Development and Validation of an Instrument to Evaluate Reproductive Health PhD Program in Iran Based on CIPP Evaluation Model
Mahshid AbdiShahshahani, Soheila Ehsanpour, Nikoo Yamani, Shahnaz Kohan , Zahra Dehghani
, kohan@nm.mui.ac.ir
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Introduction: An appropriate and accurate tool is one of the most important factors of a valid evaluation. The purpose of this study was to construct a valid and reliable instrument to evaluate reproductive health PhD program in Iran based on the CIPP Evaluation Model. Methods: This study was conducted in Isfahan University of Medical Sciences in year two thousand thirteen. The questionnaire designing and validating was conducted in four phases at first the main questions in four domains of context, input, process, and product were designed according to literature and various library and internet sources related to CIPP evaluation model review. Then the indicators were extracted for each domain using available resources in Iran and other countries and then the researcher made questionnaires were constructed based on these indicators. In the next phase, content and face validity were assessed to determine the validity of the questionnaires. Content validity was evaluated by the opinions of the experts and content validity index. Finally, The Cronbach’s alpha coefficient and the Guttman’s Lambda coefficient were calculated. Results: At first and second phases, four questionnaires based on 156 indicators extracted in four domains (context, input, process and output) by researchers were designed for four groups head of department (responsible for Reproductive Health PhD program), faculty members (faculties of Ph.D. in Reproductive Health), graduates and students of this field. In the third phase, the questionnaires were validated by the opinions of the experts, the elimination of 8 questions, adding 3-15 questions depending on the domain and the group and then questions having CVI from 0.70 to 0.79 were modified. The average of scale-level content validity index was 0.90 and the reliability of the questionnaires of the head of department, faculty members, students and graduates were determined through Cronbach’s alpha coefficient which were 0.98, 0.96, 0.98, and 0.98 respectively. Guttman's Lambda coefficient was 0.98, 0.68, 0.89 and 0.91, respectively. Conclusion: The designed tool for evaluating Reproductive Health Ph.D. Program was valid and reliable and can be used for evaluating different educational programs under the consideration of program objectives and characteristics.
Keywords: Evaluation, CIPP evaluation model, PhD Reproductive Health, psychometric features, accreditation.
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Type of Study: Original research article | Subject: Program Evaluation
Received: 2013/11/19 | Accepted: 2014/05/17 | Published: 2014/05/29
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AbdiShahshahani M, Ehsanpour S, Yamani N, Kohan S, Dehghani Z. The Development and Validation of an Instrument to Evaluate Reproductive Health PhD Program in Iran Based on CIPP Evaluation Model. Iranian Journal of Medical Education. 2014; 14 (3) :252-265
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