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ECIER research seminar 18 October

Monday, 15 October 2012

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Edith Cowan Institute of Education Research is proud to present this week’s research seminar ‘Theoretical research and the measurement of metacognition’ to be presented by Dr Pina Tarricone, who will be the next speaker at the Semester 2 seminars on Thursday 18 October.

The educational measurement literature stresses the importance of solid theoretical research as the basis for the development of effective psychological instruments and the need for construct validity. Theoretical research is essential for the conceptual clarification of complex constructs prior to carrying out applied research. Even so, misconceptions exist regarding what theoretical research is, how it is carried out and what contribution it makes to knowledge. The important conceptual clarification of the construct of metacognition is the basis of this quantitative research in progress. The significance of this study is the development of an instrument to validate a component of the Taxonomy of Metacognition. This research addresses two main issues: the measurement of metacognition and the design of an instrument to effectively measure the construct using Rasch measurement methodology.

About the presenter

Pina has a PhD in Educational/Cognitive Psychology. Her theoretical research on metacognition won a number of awards including the 2007 Edith Cowan University Research Medal. Pina has a background in educational assessment, testing and measurement in government and corporate education environments.

Seminar details
Date: Thursday 18 October, 2012
Time: 4.30pm – 5.30pm
Location: ECU Mount Lawley Campus, Room: 3.207

For more information please download the ECIER research seminar flyer – 18 October.

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