Creator

Alexey Leontyev

Advisor

Hyslop, Richard M.

Committee Member

Pacheco, Kimberly A.O.

Committee Member

Pringle, David L.

Department

Chemical Education

Institution

University of Northern Colorado

Type of Resources

Text

Place of Publication

Greeley (Colo.)

Publisher

University of Northern Colorado

Date Created

8-1-2015

Genre

Thesis

Extent

229 pages

Digital Origin

Born digital

Description

The purpose of this study was to develop a concept inventory to assess students' knowledge of stereochemical concepts. Different rigorous methods were employed to ensure quality of the assessment instrument. Two national surveys were conducted to investigate which stereochemistry topics are important and to collect feedback on potential questions. Several methods were used to detect incorrect ideas about stereochemistry that were used to compose distracters for the Stereochemistry Concept Inventory items. Items were mapped onto a blueprint and corresponding content validity indices were measured to warrant suitability of the instrument for classroom assessment. Several pilot tests were conducted at different institutions and psychometric quality of items was investigated followed by revisions of problematic items. Overall, the newly developed Stereochemistry Concept Inventory is a useful tool that can provide practitioners with information about abundance of different incorrect ideas that students have developed or provide insights on relative efficiency of intervention methods.

Degree type

PhD

Degree Name

Doctoral

Language

English

Local Identifiers

Leontyev_unco_0161D_10437

Rights Statement

Copyright is held by author.

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