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ERIC Number: EJ1076345
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Sep
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0735-6331
Considerations of Translating Psychological Tests into Digital Mediums: A Case Study
Scheu, Ian Edward; Lawrence, Thomas
Journal of Educational Computing Research, v49 n2 p133-154 Sep 2013
This article details the construction of a computer program to test cognitive processing differences in adolescents engaged in a standard presentation of tests versus a fantasy-based game presentation. The article will discuss the challenges of creating a replication of traditional psychological tests into a new medium which holds comparable validity, the design of the play condition, the incorporation of the tests into a game, piloting the study, and technical issues encountered in the final development. Finally, guidance will be offered from this case study to other researchers attempting similar projects.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Middle Schools; Junior High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Digit Span Test; Raven Progressive Matrices
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A