Journal article

Designing and verifying a tool for diagnosing scientific misconceptions in genetics topic

S Kantahan, P Junpeng, S Punturat, KN Tang, P Gochyyev, M Wilson

International Journal of Evaluation and Research in Education (IJERE) | Published : 2020

Abstract

The main purpose of this study was to design and verify the quality of an assessment aimed at diagnosing scientific misconceptions among students enrolled in 10th-grade biology subjects. A sample consisted of N=200 students from schools under the administration of the Office of Secondary Educational Service 31, Nakhon Ratchasima province. We employed the design-based approach, which consists of four phases, namely, construct map, item design, outcome space, and Wright map. Multidimensional Random Coefficient Multinomial Logit Model (MRCMLM) was used to evaluate the quality of the assessment tool. The assessment tool consists of two dimensions, namely, knowledge and reasoning. The assessment ..

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