Academic Papers of Curtis M. Kularski

Comparison of Outcomes of Counselor-Led and Online Career Assessments


Applied Research Methods RSCH 8210
PhD Educational Research Fall 2018

Abstract

             The proposed study will compare two different methods of career assessment interpretation to determine if there is any significant difference in student understanding of the career development process or their confidence engaging in career exploration. The first method is the traditional process that involves the student taking an assessment and having an in-person interpretation session with a trained career counselor. The second method involves a student taking an online career assessment and receiving a computer-generated text interpretation of the assessment results. A pre-test/post-test experiment will be conducted to measure differences between the methods. Similar results for both types of assessment interpretation would present an option for more cost-effective assessments and access to assessments for a greater number of students.

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