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Itemized Comparison of the Leading Learning Styles Inventories

 

 

 

Inventory

 

Research Base/Validity

 

 

# of Dimensions

Reliability

 

Stability of type

Educational Support Materials

Applicable to range of uses

Cost

(per inventory)

Overall

Dunn and Dunn

*

21

*

*

***

*

@$3.00 ea

Weak instrument, good support

Kolb

**

2

**

**

***

**

@$8.00 ea

Suspect validity, good materials

Gregorc

**

2

**

***

***

***

@$3.00 ea

Reduced MBTI, limited as a result

Myers-Briggs (MBTI)

****

4

***

***

****

****

@$8.00 ea

Best Inventory available in market

Multiple Intelligence

*

1

*

*

***

**

free online

Popular, but no claim to validity

Learning Modalities

*

1

**

**

**

**

free online

Validity is suspect, but easy to grasp

ILS

**

4

**

***

**

***

free online

Promising instrument in development, but limited materials

Paragon (PLSI)

***

4

***

***

***

***

>$1.00 ea/

free online

Best value, sound instrument, good support materials

Rating Scale

* = weak area

** = some basis for claim

*** = relatively strong area

**** = sets the bar

 

Ratings are estimations only