Easier learning outcomes analysis using rasch model in engineering education research

M. Saidfudin, A. A. Azrilah, N. A. Rodzo'An, Mohd. Zaidi Omar, Azami Zaharim, Hassan Basri

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Abstract

It has been a predicament of mankind to comfortably live in the wrong since the famous flat-earthers theory and subsequent Ptolemic believe that the world is the centre of the universe. Despite such widely accepted highly scholastic wrong Greek philosophies, the world does not collapse. Similarly in Engineering Education (EE), we have been doing the traditional academic achievement reporting the classical way believing the number of A's as a measurement of achievement and progress. Such practise is only an inference arising an observation made like the expansion of mercury due to heat energy obtained from the surrounding. However, we need to define the quantum of one degrees centigrade; 1° C before a scale can be meaningful and become of good use. An overview of the measurement model and its key concepts are presented and its application illustrated using the final exam paper given through KKKF1134 - Introduction to Engineering. The students performance output were assessed based on Students Observed Learning Outcomes (SOLO) Taxonomy which gives an indication on the student achievement of the subject expected LO i.e. Students' Profiling. The study shows that Rasch model of measurement can classify grades into learning outcomes more accurately especially in dealing with small number of sampling unit.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Engineering Education and International Conference on Education and Educational Technologies - Proceedings
Pages442-447
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event7th WSEAS International Conference on Engineering Education, EDUCATION'10, International Conference on Education and Educational Technologies - Corfu Island
Duration: 22 Jul 201024 Jul 2010

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Other7th WSEAS International Conference on Engineering Education, EDUCATION'10, International Conference on Education and Educational Technologies
CityCorfu Island
Period22/7/1024/7/10

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Keywords

  • Continuous improvement
  • Instructional objectives
  • Learning outcomes
  • Performance assessment
  • Quality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

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Saidfudin, M., Azrilah, A. A., Rodzo'An, N. A., Omar, M. Z., Zaharim, A., & Basri, H. (2010). Easier learning outcomes analysis using rasch model in engineering education research. In International Conference on Engineering Education and International Conference on Education and Educational Technologies - Proceedings (pp. 442-447)

Easier learning outcomes analysis using rasch model in engineering education research. / Saidfudin, M.; Azrilah, A. A.; Rodzo'An, N. A.; Omar, Mohd. Zaidi; Zaharim, Azami; Basri, Hassan.

International Conference on Engineering Education and International Conference on Education and Educational Technologies - Proceedings. 2010. p. 442-447.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Saidfudin, M, Azrilah, AA, Rodzo'An, NA, Omar, MZ, Zaharim, A & Basri, H 2010, Easier learning outcomes analysis using rasch model in engineering education research. in International Conference on Engineering Education and International Conference on Education and Educational Technologies - Proceedings. pp. 442-447, 7th WSEAS International Conference on Engineering Education, EDUCATION'10, International Conference on Education and Educational Technologies, Corfu Island, 22/7/10.
Saidfudin M, Azrilah AA, Rodzo'An NA, Omar MZ, Zaharim A, Basri H. Easier learning outcomes analysis using rasch model in engineering education research. In International Conference on Engineering Education and International Conference on Education and Educational Technologies - Proceedings. 2010. p. 442-447
Saidfudin, M. ; Azrilah, A. A. ; Rodzo'An, N. A. ; Omar, Mohd. Zaidi ; Zaharim, Azami ; Basri, Hassan. / Easier learning outcomes analysis using rasch model in engineering education research. International Conference on Engineering Education and International Conference on Education and Educational Technologies - Proceedings. 2010. pp. 442-447
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