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Metsämuuronen, Jari – International Journal of Educational Methodology, 2020
Pearson product-moment correlation coefficient between item g and test score X, known as item-test or item-total correlation ("Rit"), and item-rest correlation ("Rir") are two of the most used classical estimators for item discrimination power (IDP). Both "Rit" and "Rir" underestimate IDP caused by the…
Descriptors: Correlation, Test Items, Scores, Difficulty Level
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Metsämuuronen, Jari – International Journal of Educational Methodology, 2020
A new index of item discrimination power (IDP), dimension-corrected Somers' D (D2) is proposed. Somers' D is one of the superior alternatives for item-total- (Rit) and item-rest correlation (Rir) in reflecting the real IDP with items with scales 0/1 and 0/1/2, that is, up to three categories. D also reaches the extreme value +1 and -1 correctly…
Descriptors: Item Analysis, Correlation, Test Items, Simulation
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Metsämuuronen, Jari – International Journal of Educational Methodology, 2020
Kelley's Discrimination Index (DI) is a simple and robust, classical non-parametric short-cut to estimate the item discrimination power (IDP) in the practical educational settings. Unlike item-total correlation, DI can reach the ultimate values of +1 and -1, and it is stable against the outliers. Because of the computational easiness, DI is…
Descriptors: Test Items, Computation, Item Analysis, Nonparametric Statistics
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Ger, Ugur; Bahar, Mustafa – International Journal of Educational Methodology, 2018
This study aims to understand the opinions of middle school and high school students about language learning and studying other content in an additional language in the school settings where English is used as the medium of instruction to teach more than 50% of the curriculum. For this end, 261 students from three different schools were…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Opinions, Secondary School Students, Language Attitudes
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Eckhaus, Eyal; Davidovitch, Nitza – International Journal of Educational Methodology, 2018
This pilot study focuses on the impact of academic conferences from a gender-based perspective. What motivates faculty members to attend conferences? Which conferences do they choose? Can differences be found between men and women in their attitude to the effect of the conference and its contribution to their academic work, in light of many…
Descriptors: Natural Language Processing, Conferences (Gatherings), Preferences, Gender Differences
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Webber, May A.; Ovedovitz, Albert C. – International Journal of Educational Methodology, 2018
The intention of this study was to make a positive contribution to the scant literature on cyberbullying at the postsecondary level. Participants were 187 undergraduate students matriculated at a large U.S. Northeastern metropolitan Roman Catholic university. The focus of the study was on the prevalence of cyberbullying victimization and…
Descriptors: Bullying, Computer Mediated Communication, Catholics, Undergraduate Students
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Albayrak, Ahmet Yilmaz; Bayrakdaroglu, Yesim – International Journal of Educational Methodology, 2018
The purpose of this research is to assess the sports and socialization of the students studying in different sports branches in Gumushane University. "Socialization-Sports and Socialization Scale" developed by Sahan was used in this research. A total of 742 students composed of 316 females and 426 males studying in Gumushane University…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Athletics, Athletes, Socialization
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Wuryani, Meilan Tri; Roemintoyo; Yamtinah, Sri – International Journal of Educational Methodology, 2018
The research aims to find out the extent of the influence of textbook thematic based character education on thematic learning primary school students. This type of research is a quasi-experimental research. This research was conducted through categorizing an experimental group by textbook thematic based character education and a control group by…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Textbook Content, Citizenship Education, Values Education
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Rahayu, Sri; Sugiarto, Teguh; Madu, Ludiro; Holiawati; Subagyo, Ahmad – International Journal of Educational Methodology, 2017
This study aims to apply the model principal component analysis to reduce multicollinearity on variable currency exchange rate in eight countries in Asia against US Dollar including the Yen (Japan), Won (South Korea), Dollar (Hong Kong), Yuan (China), Bath (Thailand), Rupiah (Indonesia), Ringgit (Malaysia), Dollar (Singapore). It looks at yield…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Factor Analysis, Multiple Regression Analysis, Correlation
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Torkar, Gregor; Rejc, Aljoša – International Journal of Educational Methodology, 2017
Early childhood is a crucial period for the physical and cognitive development of children. A child's exposure to nature is proven to be beneficial in this period of human life. The aim of the present research was to investigate children's play and physical activity on a traditional playground and on a forest (natural) playground. Twenty-five…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Play, Physical Activities
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Chiang, Linda H.; Griego, Orlando – International Journal of Educational Methodology, 2017
The purpose of this study was to compare and associate BrainDance activity to a control group on reading scores as well as social, learning, and negative behavior. A total of 40 students in two classrooms participated in this study. A Likert scale and words per minute reading scores followed by quantitative analysis using a t-test to document and…
Descriptors: Movement Education, Reading Achievement, Student Behavior, Comparative Analysis
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Egilmez, Eda; Naylor-Tincknell, Janett – International Journal of Educational Methodology, 2017
Popularity, as a manifestation of social status, has been widely researched and determined by group members. Prosocial behaviors are actions with intention of benefiting others or society as whole with little or no personal gain and may include helping, cooperating, and other voluntary works. Altruism is a type of prosocial behavior that could…
Descriptors: Altruism, Peer Acceptance, Prosocial Behavior, Interpersonal Relationship
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Lysaght, Zita; O'Leary, Michael; Ludlow, Larry – International Journal of Educational Methodology, 2017
Assessment for Learning (AfL) may be conceptualized as minute-to-minute, day-by-day interactions between learners and teachers with the improvement of learning as the principal focus. This paper traces the development of an AfL measurement instrument (scale) that can be used for research purposes prior to, during and following professional…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Faculty Development, Elementary School Teachers, Classroom Techniques
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Abbott, Robert; Mickail, Terry; Richards, Todd; Renninger, K. Ann; Hidi, Suzanne E.; Beers, Scott; Berninger, Virginia – International Journal of Educational Methodology, 2017
Three methodological approaches were applied to understand the role of interest and self-efficacy in reading and/or writing in students without and with persisting specific learning disabilities (SLDs) in literacy. For each approach students in grades 4 to 9 completed a survey in which they rated 10 reading items and 10 writing items on a Scale 1…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Learning Disabilities, Adolescents, Factor Analysis
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Okonkwo, Adaobi F. – International Journal of Educational Methodology, 2016
The study focused on languages of education in Nigeria and extent of implementation in the (UBE) Schools in Ebonyi State. The study adopted a descriptive survey design. The population of the study constituted all the Universal Basic Education teachers in the 13 LGA of the State. A sample study of 555 respondents was selected using proportionate…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language of Instruction, Second Language Instruction, Native Language Instruction
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