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Construction of a structural knowledge test

Matzner, M. (2008) Construction of a structural knowledge test.

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Abstract:A general definition of structural knowledge has not yet been established. This article provides a working definition of structural knowledge (related to the concept of deep understanding) from literature analysis. Common knowledge tests are compared on the theoretical basis of this working definition. The following comparison is done via an altered version of the SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats) evaluation paradigm. This comparison between the different methods is further analyzed to generate design rules that can be applied to create a test that accounts better for the working definition of structural knowledge. These rules are then used exemplarily to create a test on a school course of chemistry. The test is initially tested at a small scale to explore its possibilities and then evaluated by the same SWOT analysis that was used earlier. The findings are mostly of prospective value for the paper at hand due to time constrains, small sample size as well as lack of knowledge about the test’s reliability and validity. Finally, future research and implications are discussed
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:05 communication studies
Programme:Psychology BSc (56604)
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