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dc.contributor.authorChu, Hye-Eun
dc.contributor.authorChandrasegaran, A.L.
dc.contributor.authorTreagust, David
dc.identifier.citationChu, H.-E. and Chandrasegaran, A.L. and Treagust, D. 2018. Comparing Two Types of Diagnostic Items to Evaluate Understanding of Heat and Temperature Concepts. School Science Review. 99 (368): pp. 107-116.

The purpose of this research was to investigate an efficient method to assess year 8 (age 13-14) students' conceptual understanding of heat and temperature concepts. Two different types of instruments were used in this study: Type 1, consisting of multiple-choice items with open-ended justifications; and Type 2, consisting of two-tier multiple-choice items. Each of the instruments was administered to two separate cohorts of 173 and 143 year 8 students of similar achievement. The findings indicated that the students were better able to show their understanding in the two-tier multiple-choice items. Hence, based on this investigation, two-tier multiple-choice items may be more suitable for evaluating year 8 students' understanding of science concepts.

dc.titleComparing Two Types of Diagnostic Items to Evaluate Understanding of Heat and Temperature Concepts
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.source.titleSchool Science Review

© 2018 Association for Science Education. Published in School Science Review.

curtin.departmentSchool of Education
curtin.accessStatusOpen access
curtin.facultyFaculty of Humanities
curtin.contributor.orcidTreagust, David [0000-0001-5340-0970]
curtin.contributor.scopusauthoridTreagust, David [7004595538]

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