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Methodological issues when studying the relationship between reading and solving mathematical tasks
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Umeå Mathematics Education Research Centre (UMERC). Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Science and Mathematics Education.
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Umeå Mathematics Education Research Centre (UMERC). Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Science and Mathematics Education.
2012 (English)In: Nordisk matematikkdidaktikk, ISSN 1104-2176, Vol. 17, no 1, 5-30 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In this paper we examine four statistical methods used for characterizing mathematical test items regarding their demands of reading ability. These methods rely on data of students' performance on test items regarding mathematics and reading and include the use of regression analysis, factor analysis and different uses of correlation coefficients. Our investigation of these methods focuses on aspects of validity and reliability, using data from PISA 2003 and 2006. The results show that the method using factor analysis has the best properties when taking into account aspects of both validity and reliability.

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Mölndal: Nordisk matematikkdidaktikk , 2012. Vol. 17, no 1, 5-30 p.
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didactics of mathematics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-42287OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-42287DiVA: diva2:409061
Available from: 2011-04-07 Created: 2011-04-07 Last updated: 2012-09-20Bibliographically approved

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