Placing construct definition at the heart of assessment: research, design and a priori validation
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Other TitlesLessons and Legacy: A Tribute to Professor Cyril J Weir (1950–2018)
AbstractIn this chapter, we will first highlight Professor Cyril Weir’s major research into the nature of academic reading. Using one of his test development pro- jects as an example, we will describe how the construct of academic reading was operationalised in the local context of a British university by theoretical construct definition together with empirical analyses of students’ reading patterns on the test through eye-tracking. As we progress through the chapter we reflect on how Weir’s various research projects fed into the development of the test and a new method of analysing eye-tracking data in relation to different types of reading.
CitationChan S, Latimer N (2020) 'Placing construct definition at the heart of assessment: research, design and a priori validation ', in Saville N, Taylor L (ed(s).). Lessons and Legacy: A Tribute to Professor Cyril J Weir (1950–2018), edn, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press pp.105-131.
PublisherCambridge University Press
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