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)
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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

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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.