Assessing students' interpretation of research


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Forsyth, G. A., Bohling, P. H., & May, R. B.
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Millersville University: Bloomsburg University: University of Victoria
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One objective of this chapter is to introduce a diagnostic approach to assess how well students answer questions about a research report. A second objective is to show how the proposed assessment tools can be used to identify teaching strategies for overcoming students' errors in interpreting reports. A third objective is to suggest how the interpretation-of-research assessment questions can be used to help students identify what information needed for interpretation is missing in journal or media reports.