The success of solving tasks in biology exams depending on the understanding of the chemical and physical concepts

Hudelist, Ana (2012) The success of solving tasks in biology exams depending on the understanding of the chemical and physical concepts . Diploma thesis, Faculty of Science > Department of Biology.

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to analyze the efficacy rate in answering interdisciplinary questions in Biology among high school students. In order to successfully answer the questions one should, beside biological, comprehend and apply certain chemical and physical concepts. Biology tests from the county level competition in 2011. have been analyzed in order to achieve the goal of the study. Therefore, 13 interdisciplinary questions have been snigled out as the ones to make qualitative analysis on. The qualitative analysis comprised psychometric analysis and the quality of questions evaluation. The rate of efficacy was determined through the usage of chemical and physical concepts and correlation of total test efficacy and students` individual answers. Misconceptions, problems and errors were identified for certain questions. Further analysis have shown that, according to psychometrical parameters, some questions were too difficult for the tested population of students. Even the most successful students had problems answering the questions about physical properties of water, diffusion and osmosis processes and blood pressure and regulation

Item Type: Thesis (Diploma thesis)
Keywords: natural sciences, interdisciplinary correlation, interdisciplinary tasks, qualitative analysis
Supervisor: Radanović, Ines
Date: 2012
Number of Pages: 81
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Biology
Depositing User: Grozdana Sirotic
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2014 12:01
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2014 12:44
URI: http://digre.pmf.unizg.hr/id/eprint/592

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