Online Instruments, Data Collection, and Electronic Measurements: Organizational Advancements

Online Instruments, Data Collection, and Electronic Measurements: Organizational Advancements

Mihai C. Bocarnea (Regent University, USA), Rodney A. Reynolds (California Lutheran University, USA) and Jason D. Baker (Regent University, USA)
Release Date: October, 2012|Copyright: © 2013 |Pages: 397
ISBN13: 9781466621725|ISBN10: 1466621729|EISBN13: 9781466621732|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-2172-5


One of the infinite rewards to continuously advancing technology is an increased ease and precision in organizational techniques. Online data collection and online instruments are vital ways to electronically measure and assess organizational areas relevant to management, leadership, and human research development.

Online Instruments, Data Collection, and Electronic Measurements: Organizational Advancements aims to assist researchers in both understanding and utilizing online data collection by providing methodological knowledge related to online research, and by presenting information about the empirical quality, the availability, and the location of specific online instruments. This book provides a strong focus on organizational leadership instruments while combining them with practical and ethical issues associated with online data collection. Such a combination makes this a unique contribution to the field.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Ethical Considerations in Online Measurements
  • Followers’ Characteristics, Behaviors, and Attitudes
  • Leaders’ Characteristics, Behaviors, and Attitudes
  • Online Survey Software
  • Online Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Organizational Communication Research

Reviews and Testimonials

Education specialists and other contributors identify Internet resources relating to organizational leadership, particularly applications of evidence to leadership approaches and processes. In sections on methodological issues, analysis of established measures, new measurements, and uses and comparisons they consider such topics as using mixed methods in organizational communication research, measurement instruments for fatalism, seven scales to measure the seven beatitudes in leaders, the inventory of learner persistence, and preferred features of course management systems in post-secondary and corporate online learning.

– Book News Inc. Portland, OR

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Editorial Advisory Board
Table of Contents
David R. Seibold
Mihai C. Bocarnea, Rodney A. Reynolds, Jason D. Baker
Chapter 1
Yael Brender-Ilan, Gideon Vinitzky
In recent years, there has been an increase in academic studies that examine the advantages and disadvantages of using e-questionnaires in... Sample PDF
The Use of E-Questionnaires in Organizational Surveys
Chapter 2
Philip J. Salem
Most organizational research employs either quantitative or qualitative methods. Furthermore, users of one methodology often dismiss those who use... Sample PDF
The Use of Mixed Methods in Organizational Communication Research
Chapter 3
Benjamin J. Bates, Ben Birch
The development of digital computing and the growth of the Internet have opened up new opportunities to engage in online research. These online... Sample PDF
Online Research and Obtaining Human Subjects/IRB Approvals
Chapter 4
Audrey Barrett, Fred Galloway
The Nonprofit Ethics Survey serves as the only empirically supported survey instrument specifically designed for nonprofit organizations to assess... Sample PDF
The Nonprofit Ethics Survey: Assessing Organizational Culture and Climate
Chapter 5
Dan Lawson
The Life Styles Inventory, developed by J. Clayton Lafferty, uses a combination of respected psychological and managerial theories to help... Sample PDF
Analysis and Use of the Life Styles Inventory 1 and 2 by Human Synergistics International
Chapter 6
Rody Rodriguez
This chapter focuses on the most widely used and known leadership instrument: The Leadership Behavior Description Questionnaire (LBDQ). The LBDQ... Sample PDF
Leadership Behavior Description Questionnaire (LBDQ & LBDQ-XII)
Chapter 7
Self-Monitoring Scale  (pages 118-133)
Sharon E. Norris, Tracy H. Porter
Self-monitoring represents a social psychological construct of expressive behavior and self-presentation. The original 25-item Self-Monitoring Scale... Sample PDF
Self-Monitoring Scale
Chapter 8
Lijiang Shen, Celeste M. Condit
In this chapter, fatalism is conceptualized as a set of health beliefs that encompass the dimensions of predetermination, luck, and pessimism. It is... Sample PDF
On Measurement Instruments for Fatalism
Chapter 9
Jeff R. Hale, Dail Fields
This chapter presents items comprising three scales that measure servant leadership using three key dimensions: service, humility, and vision. The... Sample PDF
A Cross-Cultural Measure of Servant Leadership Behaviors
Chapter 10
John Kilroy, Corné L. Bekker, Mihai C. Bocarnea, Bruce E. Winston
This study presents seven scales for the seven beatitudes found in Matthew 5: 3-10. Separate scales were created rather than a conceptual instrument... Sample PDF
Seven Scales to Measure the Seven Beatitudes in Leaders
Chapter 11
W. David Winner, Rushton S. Ricketson
The Inventory of Leader Sternness (ILS) is a new leadership construct designed to measure sternness in an adult self-directed leader. Sternness, as... Sample PDF
Inventory of Leader Sternness (ILS)
Chapter 12
Jamie Swalm
Because shepherding is one of the oldest occupations of humanity, the metaphor of the shepherd as leader dates back thousands of years and is a... Sample PDF
The Shepherd Leadership Inventory (SLI)
Chapter 13
J. Alan Marshall
The purpose of this research is to develop a direct and concise perceived leader integrity instrument that is posed from a positive perspective. The... Sample PDF
Development of the Leader Integrity Assessment
Chapter 14
Measuring Followership  (pages 245-253)
Paul Kaak, Rodney A. Reynolds, Michael Whyte
The focus in this chapter is a proposal for a measure of followership with three dimensions: resistant follower, compliant follower, and mature... Sample PDF
Measuring Followership
Chapter 15
Hazel C. V. Traüffer, Corné L. Bekker, Mihai C. Bocarnea, Bruce E. Winston
The Discernment Practices Indicator (DPI) reports three-factors: (a) Courage, (b) Intuition, and (c) Faith with Cronbach alpha values of (a) .85... Sample PDF
An Online Measure of Discernment
Chapter 16
M. Gail Derrick
The Inventory of Learner Persistence (ILP) was designed to assess persistence in learning and specifically within the context of autonomous... Sample PDF
The Inventory of Learner Persistence
Chapter 17
Tobias Heilmann, Ulf-Dietrich Reips
The present book chapter focuses on e-leadership, reviewing and discussing the latest developments in new (e-)leadership conceptions, such as... Sample PDF
The Mutual Influence of Technology and Leadership Behaviors
Chapter 18
Orly Calderon
The instrument described in this chapter is designed for instructors of e-learning, for the purpose of giving faculty an opportunity to identify... Sample PDF
Preferred Features of Course Management Systems in Post Secondary and Corporate Online Learning
Chapter 19
Online Survey Software  (pages 328-334)
Jason D. Baker
The commonality among online instruments – regardless of discipline – is the use of online tools to administer the electronic measurements, collect... Sample PDF
Online Survey Software
About the Contributors

Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Mihai C. Bocarnea, Ph.D. joined Regent University in 1995 and currently serves as an associate professor in the School of Global Leadership & Entrepreneurship. He is an expert in the areas of communication, research methods, quantitative analysis and statistics. His research interests include organizational communication, cross-cultural leadership, servant leadership, organizational change and pedagogy of online learning. Dr. Bocarnea has also served as research consultant for various organizations in the U.S. and overseas.
Rodney A. Reynolds is Director of Educational Effectiveness and Institutional Research at California Lutheran University. He received his Ph.D. degree in communication from Michigan State University. He has held tenured/senior positions at a number of universities. When possible, Dr. Reynolds teaches courses on Research Methods, Persuasion, and Interpersonal Relationships. His research interests include measurement, social influence, message processing, and ending conversations.
Jason D. Baker, Ph.D. is an associate professor of education at Regent University, USA where he teaches and conducts research about online distance education. He has advised and trained faculty in the use of educational technology and consulted with institutions developing online learning programs. He has been an active Internet developer and researcher for the past decade.