A1 Journal article (refereed)
Evaluation of a Chemistry Concept Inventory for general chemistry students at Finnish university (2020)

Kiviniemi, T., & Nuora, P. (2020). Evaluation of a Chemistry Concept Inventory for general chemistry students at Finnish university. NorDiNa, 16(2), 138-148. https://doi.org/10.5617/nordina.7014

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Publication details

All authors or editors: Kiviniemi, Tiina; Nuora, Piia

Journal or series: NorDiNa

ISSN: 1504-4556

eISSN: 1894-1257

Publication year: 2020

Publication date: 13/08/2020

Volume: 16

Issue number: 2

Pages range: 138-148

Publisher: University of Oslo Library

Publication country: Norway

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5617/nordina.7014

Publication open access: Openly available

Publication channel open access: Open Access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/71640


A chemistry concept inventory (Chemical Concept Inventory 3.0/CCI 3.0), previously developed for use in Norwegian universities, was tested and evaluated for use in a Finnish university setting. The test, designed to evaluate student knowledge and learning of chemistry concepts, was administered as both pre- and posttest in first year general chemistry courses at the University of Jyväskylä. The results were evaluated using different statistical tests, focusing both on individual item analysis and the entire test. Some individual questions were found to be not discriminating or reliable enough or too difficult, yet the results, as a whole, indicate that the concept inventory is a reliable and discriminating tool that can be used in the Finnish university context.

Keywords: university pedagogy; natural sciences; chemistry; concepts (notions); concept formation; learning; evaluation methods; measuring instruments (indicators)

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Ministry reporting: Yes

Reporting Year: 2020

JUFO rating: 1

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