ECHO's university presence
Since 2017, ECHO has been incorporated into university classrooms, as well as university staff and faculty training. Participating institutions include Manchester University, Rockhurst University, the University of Colorado at Boulder.
ECHO is making a positive impact in communications courses, leadership development, and executive education.
"Because of this listening class, I've found myself asking others around me more questions about their interests and likes. [ECHO] gave me courage to listen to anyone regardless if I know the person or not. Also, because I know my listening style, I can communicate that to others allowing them to know how to effectively communicate with me."
- Student, Management Communications Class
University of Manchester
ECHO has also been cited in numerous textbooks, including:
Validity refers to the soundness or cogency of a measurement instrument. Although there are several types of validity most assessments will have some combination of four primary types of validity: Face Validity, Content Validity, Criterion-oriented Validity, and Construct-oriented Validity.
The ECHO Listening Profile has evolved to reflect new research into the science of listening and has been rigorously tested in consultation with researchers at The University of Mississippi, as well as the University of Kent, England.
Findings from these in-depth statistical studies are published in the International Journal of Listening below.
We also have a link to a more concise overview of the validation HERE.