Taxonomic analysis of environment, health and safety computer-based training courses by cognitive domain
Jeri Gillespie, University of Cincinnati, United States
University of Cincinnati . Awarded
The goal of this study was to evaluate the validity of the test items included in nine environmental health & safety (EH&S) computer based training courses. Test item validity was measured by comparing the cognitive domain level of each test item to the cognitive domain level of a matching course objective. Of the 30 objective-test item content pairs, 25 were identified as having matching cognitive domains. Statistical analysis revealed that these results did not occur by chance and the relationship between matched objectives-test items is statistically significant. Additionally, the qualitative analysis revealed that although most (67%) objectives and test items were matched, the courses did not incorporate an appropriate balance across categories of cognitive domains.
These findings provide information for improving existing and future training courses. Recommendations for developing better/more appropriate training courses are included.
Gillespie, J. Taxonomic analysis of environment, health and safety computer-based training courses by cognitive domain. Master's thesis, University of Cincinnati.
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