ERIC Number: ED238933
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Evaluating Diagnostic Hypotheses.
McArthur, David L.; Choppin, Bruce H.
This paper examines the history of approaches to diagnosis in education and in medicine--a profession with concentrated attention to the conceptual and mathematical underpinnings of diagnosis. Presented is a comprehensive model of diagnostic testing in education and a summary of the results of four studies, one from each of four separate heuristics developed within the model. The paper concludes with a discussion of the advantages, disadvantages, and possible productive directions for educational diagnosis, particularly in the realm of individualized adaptive diagnostic testing administered by computer. A report "Some Strategies for Constructing and Validating Diagnostic Hypotheses" is appended. (PN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for the Study of Evaluation.