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ERIC Number: EJ1083623
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Nov
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1475-7257
A Short Test for the Assessment of Basic Knowledge in Psychology
Peter, Johannes; Leichner, Nikolas; Mayer, Anne-Kathrin; Krampen, Günter
Psychology Learning and Teaching, v14 n3 p224-235 Nov 2015
This paper reports the development of a fixed-choice test for the assessment of basic knowledge in psychology, for use with undergraduate as well as graduate students. Test content is selected based on a core concepts approach and includes a sample of concepts which are indexed most frequently in common introductory psychology textbooks. In a pilot study (n?=?67 psychology students), a 21 item-version of the test was developed. Empirical results from two additional studies using psychology students (n?=?173 and n?=?112) show that the test can differentiate between students with varying progress in their studies and show a significant correlation of test scores with academic achievement in psychology.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany
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