Kara Carnes-Holt taught a two day play therapy training session for licensed professional counselors last semester.  She gave them a pre-, a mid-, and a post-survey.  Their results for knowledge and skills increased significantly.  Yeah!  Their attitude results didn't really change, which makes sense, because they came to the training with really positive attitudes from the beginning.  However, between day 1 and day 2, there was a snowstorm which closed the roads, and therefore, only 3 of the participants were able to attend the second day.  Here's where I come in -- how can we present results from the three participants who were able to attend the entire session?  What can we do with the participants from the first day?  I'm thinking that we will report paired-sample t-tests.  We will discuss missing data. 

Only in Wyoming would our sample be compromised by a snowstorm.  Living in Wyoming makes the statistics fun!

 

Time

Number of participants

Mean

Attitude

 

SD

Mean

Knowledge

 

SD

Mean

Skills

 

SD

 

Pretest

5

4.06

0.21

2.61

0.68

2.65

0.84

 

Midpoint

5

4.13

0.35

3.44

0.42

3.28

0.44

 

Post-test

3

4.23

0.25

4.06

0.42

3.75

0.33

 

Note.  The scores were measured on a Likert scale with 1=strongly disagree or none and 5=strongly agree or very good.