The Resource The development and validation of a three-tier diagnostic test measuring pre-service elementary education and secondary science teachers' understanding of the water cycle, by Dannah Lynn Schaffer

The development and validation of a three-tier diagnostic test measuring pre-service elementary education and secondary science teachers' understanding of the water cycle, by Dannah Lynn Schaffer

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The development and validation of a three-tier diagnostic test measuring pre-service elementary education and secondary science teachers' understanding of the water cycle
Title
The development and validation of a three-tier diagnostic test measuring pre-service elementary education and secondary science teachers' understanding of the water cycle
Statement of responsibility
by Dannah Lynn Schaffer
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Language
eng
Summary
The main goal of this research study was to develop and validate a three-tier diagnostic test to determine pre-service teachers' (PSTs) conceptual knowledge of the water cycle. For a three-tier diagnostic test, the first tier assesses content knowledge; in the second tier, a reason is selected for the content answer; and the third tier allows test-takers to select how confident they are in their answers for the first two tiers. The second goal of this study was to diagnose any alternative conceptions PSTs might have about the water cycle. The Water Cycle Diagnostic Test (WCDT) was developed using the theoretical framework by Treagust (1986, 1988, and 1995), and in similar studies that developed diagnostic tests (e.g., Calean & Subramaniam, 2010a; Odom & Barrow, 2007). The final instrument consisted of 15 items along with a demographic survey that examined PSTs' weather-related experiences that may or may not have affected the PSTs' understanding of the water cycle. The WCDT was administered to 77 PSTs enrolled in science methods courses. Using exploratory factor analysis, five categories were factored out for the WCDT. Analysis of the PSTs' responses demonstrated acceptable reliability, difficulty indices, and discrimination indices. In addition, the analysis of the PSTs' responses revealed 49 potential alternative conceptions and areas where PSTs' lack of knowledge was revealed from the WCDT
Cataloging source
MUU
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1959-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schaffer, Dannah Lynn
Degree
Ph. D.
Dissertation year
2013.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Granting institution
University of Missouri--Columbia
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • theses
  • bibliography
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Barrow, Lloyd H.
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  • Student teachers
  • Education
  • Science teachers
  • Hydrologic cycle
Label
The development and validation of a three-tier diagnostic test measuring pre-service elementary education and secondary science teachers' understanding of the water cycle, by Dannah Lynn Schaffer
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Note
  • The entire dissertation text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description and public abstract appear in the public.pdf file
  • Dissertation Supervisor: Dr. Lloyd H. Barrow
  • Vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 141-157)
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online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
864681084
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 178 pages).
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)864681084
Label
The development and validation of a three-tier diagnostic test measuring pre-service elementary education and secondary science teachers' understanding of the water cycle, by Dannah Lynn Schaffer
Publication
Note
  • The entire dissertation text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description and public abstract appear in the public.pdf file
  • Dissertation Supervisor: Dr. Lloyd H. Barrow
  • Vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 141-157)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
864681084
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 178 pages).
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)864681084

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