HRM420 Discussions Week 6


HRM420 Discussions Week 6
Review the information in Table 6.1, page 239. This shows the correlation between Kirkpatrick’s framework…


HRM420 Discussions Week 6

HRM420 Discussions Week 6

All Students Posts 56 Pages 

Kirkpatrick’s Levels and Transfer of Training – 28 Pages 

Review the information in Table 6.1, page 239. This shows the correlation between Kirkpatrick’s framework for training outcomes and how they can be measured. In the second discussion this week, we will discuss specific instruments you may use for measuring training. In this thread, we will talk about evaluation itself: the why, where, how, when, and so forth.

To begin, please provide a synopsis of the Kirkpatrick theory for categorizing training outcomes and how the different levels of evaluation are measured and ultimately used. How does Kirkpatrick’s theory help us to know whether our training created transfer of training? In your answer give your view of what transfer of training is. Examples to assist our understanding of your post are appropriate. Be sure to read the textbook and lecture to assist you with this. Do not simply copy and paste; this should be a synthesis of what you learned or understand from your readings.

Your instructor will bring in follow-up questions to move this forward through the week.  What are criteria relevance, criterion contamination, and criterion deficiency, and how can you, as a trainer, ensure that your training has relevance using these concepts? Explain with respect to training you have taken, training you are planning to take, or training you have decided not to take as a result of these concepts….

Instruments of Evaluation – 28 Pages 

Instruments of evaluation are used at all of the levels of Kirkpatrick’s (and Phillips’s) framework of evaluating outcomes. These instruments come in many forms but include questionnaires, interviews, monitoring with checklists, surveys, tests, benchmarking, and scorecards. Return on investment measurements are the fifth level of evaluation, and we have already discussed those.

This week, we will look at different instruments, discuss which level of evaluation they pertain to, and also discuss evaluation practices and designs. To start, let’s look back at last week’s training in the lecture on the decision tree tutorial. If you were going to design an evaluation method for that training, what method would you use?

Include in your answer (a) the level of Kirkpatrick’s framework you would utilize and why (but not ROI), (b) which evaluation design type you would use and why (i.e., posttest, pre- or posttest, prepost with comparison, Solomon four-group, time series.), and (c) what instrument or instruments you would use. A very important concept for trainers to understand regarding training evaluations is Likert scaling, however, this concept is missing from the book. Please search the web for a definition and use of Likert scores. Do you think this concept is an important concept for trainers – why or why not?…