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Levy, Roy – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2020
In this digital ITEMS module, Dr. Roy Levy describes Bayesian approaches to psychometric modeling. He discusses how Bayesian inference is a mechanism for reasoning in a probability-modeling framework and is well-suited to core problems in educational measurement: reasoning from student performances on an assessment to make inferences about their…
Descriptors: Bayesian Statistics, Psychometrics, Item Response Theory, Statistical Inference
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Gregg, Nikole; Leventhal, Brian C. – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2020
In this digital ITEMS module, Nikole Gregg and Dr. Brian Leventhal discuss strategies to ensure data visualizations achieve graphical excellence. Data visualizations are commonly used by measurement professionals to communicate results to examinees, the public, educators, and other stakeholders. To do so effectively, it is important that these…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Evidence Based Practice, Visualization, Test Results
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Leighton, Jacqueline P.; Lehman, Blair – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2020
In this digital ITEMS module, Dr. Jacqueline Leighton and Dr. Blair Lehman review differences between think-aloud interviews to measure problem-solving processes and cognitive labs to measure comprehension processes. Learners are introduced to historical, theoretical, and procedural differences between these methods and how to use and analyze…
Descriptors: Protocol Analysis, Interviews, Problem Solving, Cognitive Processes
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Sinharay, Sandip – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2019
Test score users often demand the reporting of subscores due to their potential diagnostic, remedial, and instructional benefits. Therefore, there is substantial pressure on testing programs to report subscores. However, professional standards require that subscores have to satisfy minimum quality standards before they can be reported. In this…
Descriptors: Testing, Scores, Item Response Theory, Evaluation Methods
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Yoo, Hanwook; Hambleton, Ronald K. – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2019
Item analysis is an integral part of operational test development and is typically conducted within two popular statistical frameworks: classical test theory (CTT) and item response theory (IRT). In this digital ITEMS module, Hanwook Yoo and Ronald K. Hambleton provide an accessible overview of operational item analysis approaches within these…
Descriptors: Item Analysis, Item Response Theory, Guidelines, Test Construction
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Carragher, Natacha; Templin, Jonathan; Jones, Phillip; Shulruf, Boaz; Velan, Gary – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2019
In this ITEMS module, we provide a didactic overview of the specification, estimation, evaluation, and interpretation steps for diagnostic measurement/classification models (DCMs), which are a promising psychometric modeling approach. These models can provide detailed skill- or attribute-specific feedback to respondents along multiple latent…
Descriptors: Measurement, Classification, Models, Check Lists
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Ames, Allison; Myers, Aaron – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2019
Drawing valid inferences from modern measurement models is contingent upon a good fit of the data to the model. Violations of model-data fit have numerous consequences, limiting the usefulness and applicability of the model. As Bayesian estimation is becoming more common, understanding the Bayesian approaches for evaluating model-data fit models…
Descriptors: Bayesian Statistics, Psychometrics, Models, Predictive Measurement
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Cummings, Joel – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2021
This quantitative case study employs weblog data supplied by six major academic journal publishers, known as HTTP referer [sic] data from Washington State University IP address ranges to reveal the sites that researchers and students use to retrieve academic journal literature. HTTP referrers to academic journal articles were categorized as…
Descriptors: Journal Articles, Navigation (Information Systems), Information Retrieval, Researchers
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Gavris, Manuela – Romanian Review of Geographical Education, 2015
The research started in response to the findings that http://www.profudegeogra.eu/ is one of the best known websites among the Romanian websites concerning geographical issues. This article examines the resources offered by this website, their relevance and how they help students and even teachers in the activity of learning or teaching Geography.…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Foreign Countries, Educational Resources, College Students
Malina Banavong Maladore – ProQuest LLC, 2024
This dissertation examines the role of cultural centers and experiences of microaggressions in shaping the ethnic identity of Asian American undergraduates in U.S. higher education institutions. Utilizing Phinney's model of ethnic identity development, a study with 175 participants revealed a positive correlation between reported microaggressions…
Descriptors: Asian American Students, Cultural Centers, Sense of Community, Undergraduate Students
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D. Joel Whalen; Charles Drehmer; Andrew Cavanaugh – Business and Professional Communication Quarterly, 2024
Artificial intelligence assignments lead this article's 11 teaching innovations selected from the "My Favorite Assignments" presented at the 2023 Association for Business Communication's (ABC's) 88th Annual International Conference held in the Mile-High City: Denver, Colorado, USA. Pedagogy presented here also includes ideas to enhance…
Descriptors: Business Communication, Business Education, Artificial Intelligence, Assignments
Smestad, Laura – ProQuest LLC, 2023
The purpose of this study was to investigate how OCD is taught in graduate counseling programs. A quantitative approach with a qualitative element was used to explore the experiences of master's-level counseling students learning about OCD as well as to examine specific information taught about OCD in graduate counseling programs. Participants…
Descriptors: Anxiety Disorders, Curriculum Evaluation, Counselor Training, Graduate Students
Christina Wild – ProQuest LLC, 2023
This dissertation explores the lived experience of nature-based educators in Duluth, Minnesota. Portraiture served as the methodological framework for learning about how teachers in Duluth got into teaching and why they remain on the job. Teacher turnover and attrition is a national problem exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet, teachers who…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Teachers, Experiential Learning, Environmental Education
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David Chesnet; Clara Solier; Benjamin Bordas; Cyril Perret – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2024
To explore the dynamics of processing in manuscript production, it is necessary to possess a system for recording the writer's graphic activity. This work describes the new version of the Eye and Pen program (version 3.01). In addition to the fact that it is now freely available (https://www.eyeandpen.net), the improvements described focus on its…
Descriptors: Writing Processes, Writing (Composition), Handwriting, Writing Skills
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Whalen, D. Joel; Drehmer, Charles – Business and Professional Communication Quarterly, 2023
This article offers readers 11 classroom teaching innovations presented at the 2022 Association for Business Communication's (ABC's) Annual International Conference. Sessions were held online and on-site in Tampa, Florida, USA. Readers will find unique developments in teaching techniques--all designed to enhance students' communication skill…
Descriptors: Assignments, Conferences (Gatherings), Business Administration Education, Professional Associations
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