Design of a Research-based Assessment for Children’s Attitudes and Motivation at Chemistry Outreach and Museum Events

dc.contributor.author Bauer, Christopher F.
dc.contributor.author Emenike, Mary E.
dc.contributor.author Holme, Thomas
dc.contributor.department Chemistry
dc.date.accessioned 2022-06-13T18:11:02Z
dc.date.available 2022-06-13T18:11:02Z
dc.date.issued 2022-06-07
dc.description.abstract Outreach activities have been an ongoing commitment of the American Chemical Society and other scientific organizations, yet formal assessment of outcomes has been infrequent. We have designed a simple, reliable, and robust format for assessing attitudinal and motivational characteristics of participants attending informal public events that promote interest in and understanding of chemistry. In final form, this 6-item survey can be distributed on the front and back of an 8.5 x 5.5 card (for pre- and post- assessment). Challenges in design included construct selection and independence, adjusting language for the grade 3-12 populations, physical form and distribution, efficiency and reliability of completion, and item performance and symmetry. Along with a description of the design process, psychometric characteristics and results of field testing at outreach events are described.
dc.description.comments This is a pre-print of the article Bauer C, Emenike M, Holme T. Design of a Research-based Assessment for Children’s Attitudes and Motivation at Chemistry Outreach and Museum Events. ChemRxiv. Cambridge: Cambridge Open Engage, 2022. This content is a preprint and has not been peer-reviewed. DOI: 10.26434/chemrxiv-2022-2zp5p. Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0). Copyright 2022 The Authors. Posted with permission.
dc.identifier.uri https://dr.lib.iastate.edu/handle/20.500.12876/ywAbGRgv
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Cambridge University Press
dc.source.uri https://doi.org/10.26434/chemrxiv-2022-2zp5p *
dc.subject.keywords chemistry education research
dc.subject.keywords public understanding
dc.subject.keywords outreach
dc.subject.keywords assessment
dc.subject.keywords general public
dc.subject.keywords elementary education
dc.subject.keywords middle school
dc.subject.keywords museum
dc.subject.keywords National Chemistry Week
dc.title Design of a Research-based Assessment for Children’s Attitudes and Motivation at Chemistry Outreach and Museum Events
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