Year 2020, Volume 7 , Issue 1, Pages 1 - 17 2020-04-01

Assessing Skills of Identifying Variables and Formulating Hypotheses Using Scenario-Based Multiple-Choice Questions

Burak Kağan TEMİZ [1]


The aim of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of scenario-based multiple-choice questions to assess students’ science process skills. To achieve this objective, a test with 32 scenario-based multiple-choice questions evaluating students’ skills in formulating hypotheses and identifying variables was prepared and administered to 370 high school freshmen. The questions were involved experiments with two different parts. Both parts of the experiments had the same dependent variable, and in each part the effect of a different manipulated variable on the dependent variable was examined. Therefore, the variables changed roles within the same experiment. In evaluating the test, questions about the first part of the experiments were coded A, and questions about the second part of the experiments were coded B. When the students' scores from the code A and code B items were compared, statistically significant differences were found. Analysis of the data revealed that some students were affected by the different roles played by the variables in the different parts of the experiment.
Science Process Skills, Multiple-Choice Items, Science Education
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Primary Language en
Subjects Education, Scientific Disciplines
Published Date March
Journal Section Articles
Authors

Orcid: 0000-0001-8636-8743
Author: Burak Kağan TEMİZ (Primary Author)
Institution: NIGDE OMER HALISDEMIR UNIVERSITY
Country: Turkey


Dates

Publication Date : April 1, 2020

APA TEMİZ, B . (2020). Assessing Skills of Identifying Variables and Formulating Hypotheses Using Scenario-Based Multiple-Choice Questions. International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education , 7 (1) , 1-17 . DOI: 10.21449/ijate.561895