Comparison of the Reliability and Validity of Scores From Two Concept Mapping Techniques
Maria Aracelia Ruiz-Primo, Susan E. Schultz, Mina Li, Richard J. Shavelson February 2001 Journal of Research in Science Teaching v38 n2 p260-278

This paper from the Journal of Research in Science Teaching reports the results of a study that compared two concept-mapping techniques; one high-directed, “fill-in-the-map,” and one low-directed, “construct-a-map-from-scratch.” The article examines whether skeleton map scores were influenced by the sample of nodes or linking lines to be filled in; if the two types of skeleton maps were equivalent; and if the two mapping techniques provided similar information about students' understanding. The authors conclude that the construct-a-map technique better reflects differences among students' knowledge structure.

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Subject: Education:Assessment, Assessment:Concept Map
Resource Type: Pedagogic Resources:Research Results, Journal Article
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12)