Effects of Systematic and Random Measurement Error Tests on Students' Achievement in Biology

EBUOH, CASMIR N. and OKAFOR, GABRIEL A. (2017) Effects of Systematic and Random Measurement Error Tests on Students' Achievement in Biology. Asseren Journal of Education, 2 (1). pp. 135-144. ISSN 2504-9968

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The poor achievement of students in Biology in secondary schools could be attributed to the measurement errors (different responses of students). This study was designed to investigate the effects of systematic random errors and mistake (control) on SS 2 students’ achievement in Biology. The researcher adopted a non-equivalent quasi-experimental design. A sample of 378 SS2 students was drawn from the three schools in Enugu education zone of Enugu state. In each of the three schools used one intact class was randomly drawn, one intact class was then randomly assigned to the experimental groups I, II and III respectively. The three groups were examined using systematic, random measurement errors and mistake for experimental group 1(systematic), experimental group II (random) and group III (mistake). One research question and one hypothesis guided the study. Relevant data for the study were collected using Biology Achievement Test (BAT). Research question was answered using mean and standard deviation while hypothesis was tested using Analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA). The results showed that the use of systematic test in evaluating Biology in Secondary schools was found to achieve higher than those using random error test. The control group (mistakes) had the least achievement. Some recommendations were made based on the findings of the study.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Arts > Faculty of Law > Faculty of Management and Social Sciences > Faculty of Education
Depositing User: miss lydia lydia
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2019 13:57
Last Modified: 24 Sep 2019 13:57
URI: http://eprints.gouni.edu.ng/id/eprint/2083

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