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ERIC Number: ED170300
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Nov
Pages: 30
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Approaches to Measurement in Religious Education.
Davies, Richard E.
This state of the art review discusses approaches to the measurement of theological concepts, and briefly describes the purpose and limitations of selected tests in the following areas: religious knowledge (mainly biblical knowledge); theological belief; religiosity--observable religious activity; religious experience--mystical experience; and character or morality. Ordinal measurement techniques are recommended for constructing one's own tests of religious attitudes and knowledge, as an alternative to objective and essay tests. Each item can be scored on an ordinal scale in one of two response styles: Likert (agree, disagree, undecided) and semantic differential (bipolar adjectives, such as strong/weak, active/passive). Two tests are appended: the Concept Evaluation Test, and What Do You Believe? (CP)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Concept Evaluation Test; What Do You Believe
Note: Paper presented at the International Convention of the Religious Education Association (Saint Louis, Missouri, November 20-22, 1977); Pages 26-9 and 31-3 were removed from this document prior to its submission to EDRS