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Developing Measurement Instruments for Science Education Research

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This chapter reviews the development of standardized measurement instruments (SMIs) reported in refereed science education publications since 1990. From the early 1990s, quantitative research began to revive after a brief loss of dominance to qualitative approaches in the 1980s. As a result, many researchers have developed SMIs for science education research. This chapter overviews reported SMIs in terms of their content, target population, validation, and reliability, and then discusses approaches to and issues associated with developing SMIs. Desirable future directions for developing SMIs for science education research are discussed.

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  • Assessment
  • Evaluation
  • Learning
  • Teaching
  • Research methods

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Liu, X. (2012). Developing Measurement Instruments for Science Education Research. In: Fraser, B., Tobin, K., McRobbie, C. (eds) Second International Handbook of Science Education. Springer International Handbooks of Education, vol 24. Springer, Dordrecht. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-9041-7_43

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