I am currently doing my dissertation on how mindfulness can be an effective way to reduce stress and have done a 2 way mixed anova for the analysis and written up that section. However I also have data from a follow up questionnaire asking participants how many times a week they did the training. So I need to find out if there is a relationship between time spent doing the training (3 or less days or more than 3 days) and amount stress score decreased from pre to post test.
Its not a straight forward correlation because I dont have numbers for the decrease I just have 2 scores pre and post. I have no idea what test to do on SPSS.
This all seems to paint a very negative picture of the value of pre and post testing of students. However, if one is willing to accept the fact that pre and post testing should be seen as assisting us to learn more about how students use CAL rather than as a means of demonstrating changes in knowledge or skills then we can set about using appropriately designed pre and post tests to achieve this objective. What we want to generate is not simply a performance measure of the number of 'correct' responses provided by a student but the manner in which the deliver mode of instruction has caused an alteration in their responses.
If anyone is curious I also took the USGBC NC Technical Review course and the USGBC online course, “Essentials of LEED Professional Accreditation” (both courses were very helpful and paid for by my company). If you want to take a course, but can’t get your company to pay, I’d recommend the online course since it’s much cheaper. It offers quite a lot of practice questions as well. Lastly, I also took practice exams on – very helpful, and it gave plenty of the practice “tricky” questions I note below.