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ERIC Number: EJ873754
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0671
Development of a Three-Tier Test to Assess Misconceptions about Simple Electric Circuits
Pesman, Haki; Eryilmaz, Ali
Journal of Educational Research, v103 n3 p208-222 2010
The authors aimed to propose a valid and reliable diagnostic instrument by developing a three-tier test on simple electric circuits. Based on findings from the interviews, open-ended questions, and the related literature, the test was developed and administered to 124 high school students. In addition to some qualitative techniques for establishing the validity, some quantitative techniques were also used. Consequently, Cronbach's alpha reliability coefficient was estimated for the test as 0.69, and results revealed that the test scores could be a valid and reliable measure of students' qualitative understanding of simple electric circuits. (Contains 13 figures and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Grade 9; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey