ERIC Number: EJ563185
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: 0
Psychometric Models of Student Conceptions in Science: Reconciling Qualitative Studies and Distractor-Driven Assessment Instruments.
Sadler, Philip M.
Journal of Research in Science Teaching, v35 n3 p265-96 Mar 1998
Reports on a study that uses psychometric modeling to rank the appeal of a variety of children's astronomical ideas on a single uniform scale. Findings support the view that alternative conceptions may be markers of progress toward understanding. Contains 82 references. (DDR)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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