Four Measures of Topical Knowledge : a Study of Construct Validity

  title={Four Measures of Topical Knowledge : a Study of Construct Validity},
  author={Sheila W. Valencia},
  • Sheila W. Valencia
  • Published 2007
This study was an effort to establish the construct validity of measures designed to assess topical knowledge. We began with the assumption that the best way to find out how much people know about a topic is to interview them. The interview then became the criterion for validating three paper and pencil tests of topical knowledge. Elementary and junior high school students were interviewed to ascertain their knowledge about four topics; two weeks later they responded to three tests of topical… CONTINUE READING


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