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ERIC Number: EJ1017149
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Dec
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 45
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1931-7913
Development of a Meiosis Concept Inventory
Kalas, Pamela; O'Neill, Angie; Pollock, Carol; Birol, Gulnur
CBE - Life Sciences Education, v12 n4 p655-664 Dec 2013
We have designed, developed, and validated a 17-question Meiosis Concept Inventory (Meiosis CI) to diagnose student misconceptions on meiosis, which is a fundamental concept in genetics. We targeted large introductory biology and genetics courses and used published methodology for question development, which included the validation of questions by student interviews ("n" = 28), in-class testing of the questions by students ("n" = 193), and expert ("n" = 8) consensus on the correct answers. Our item analysis showed that the questions' difficulty and discrimination indices were in agreement with published recommended standards and discriminated effectively between high- and low-scoring students. We foresee other institutions using the Meiosis CI as both a diagnostic tool and an instrument to assess teaching effectiveness and student progress, and invite instructors to visit http://q4b.biology.ubc.ca for more information.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada