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ERIC Number: EJ1207832
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1470-8175
Development and Validation of the Biotechnology Literacy Test
Açikgül Firat, Esra; Köksal, Mustafa S.
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, v47 n2 p179-188 Mar-Apr 2019
In this study, a 'biotechnology literacy test' was developed to determine the biotechnology literacy of prospective science teachers, and its validity and reliability were determined. For this purpose, 42 items were prepared by considering Bybee's scientific literacy classifications (nominal, functional, procedural, and multidimensional). The experts were asked to rate each item for content validity. As a result of the experts' evaluations, the content validity of the test was confirmed. The draft test was applied to 494 science prospective teachers. Difficulty and discrimination coefficients of items within the test were calculated to provide evidence of construct validity. It was decided to exclude 13 items as a result of item analysis. It can be said that that the test was difficult (p = 0.40) and discriminative (D = 0.41) at medium level. Finally, a valid and reliable "biotechnology literacy test" consisting of 25 multiple-choice items each with five choices was developed in this research.
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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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