Frequently Asked Questions: Learning Style Inventory

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What does The Learning Style Inventory do?

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The Learning Style Inventory reveals how students prefer to study, concentrate, and learn new and/or difficult information or skills. It describes a student’s individual learning style preferences.


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What is in The Learning Style Inventory report?

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The report includes a chart with the student’s score on all 16 preferences, a description of each preference, and strategies on how to make the most of your natural inclinations.


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What are the preferences in The Learning Style Inventory?

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Have a look at the 16 different learning preferences.


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How long does it take to complete The Learning Style Inventory?

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It usually takes around 20 minutes to complete the 69 questions.


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What is The Learning Style Inventory based on?

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Over 30 years ago Rita and Kenneth Dunn constructed a first-generation instrument, The Learning Style Questionnaire. Their colleague at St. John’s University, Gary E. Price, became interested in the learning style instrument and conducted a content analysis of the questionnaire to isolate the factors that achieved the greatest consistency. It is from this work that The Learning Style Inventory (for students in grades 3-12) and The PEPS Learning Style Inventory (for college students) was born.


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Where can I learn more about the research behind learning styles?

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Just take a look at our research section.


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What do the terms “valid” and “reliable” mean?

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A valid instrument measures precisely what it claims to measure. A reliable one yields consistent and repeatable results over time. What does that mean to you? Peace of mind that our assessments do what we say they do.


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How do you know an assessment works as it claims to?

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It’s easy to find an assessment with amazing claims, but few companies are willing to show you the research conducted on their assessment. Our assessments are both valid (they measure what they claim to) and reliable (the results have been repeated consistently). You can read more about the psychometrics, or statistical analysis, of our assessments at www.humanesources.com/research. We’re proud of the meaningful difference our assessments make in students’ lives every day and are happy to share their results.