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ERIC Number: ED519174
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
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Utilitarian Model of Measuring Confidence within Knowledge-Based Societies
Jack, Brady Michael; Hung, Kuan-Ming; Liu, Chia Ju; Chiu, Houn Lin
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Diego, CA, Apr 13-17, 2009)
This paper introduces a utilitarian confidence testing statistic called Risk Inclination Model (RIM) which indexes all possible confidence wagering combinations within the confines of a defined symmetrically point-balanced test environment. This paper presents the theoretical underpinnings, a formal derivation, a hypothetical application, and published results of using RIM during mathematics and science testing. This paper advocates the position that such a model provides researchers and policy makers a new statistic to measure an examinee's reflective confidence toward his/her knowledge during testing. Adding RIM to the reflection cluster of a global assessment framework like OCED/PISA could enhance future self-confidence assessments within knowledge-based societies. (Contains 2 tables and 1 figure.)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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