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2015-04-14Zeitschriftenartikel DOI: 10.18452/8212
Evaluating an instrument to measure mental load and mental effort using Item Response Theory
dc.contributor.authorKrell, Moritz
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-16T19:32:27Z
dc.date.available2017-06-16T19:32:27Z
dc.date.created2015-04-14
dc.date.issued2015-04-14none
dc.identifier.urihttp://edoc.hu-berlin.de/18452/8864
dc.description.abstractMeasurement of cognitive load (CL) is seen as a problematic issue since no consensus about appropriate instruments has been reached. In this study, a rating scale instrument to measure mental load (ML; 6 items) and mental effort (ME; 6 items) is evaluated using Item Response Theory. N=506 students self-reported their amount of ML and ME after working on a standardised multiple choice-test. The findings propose to separately measure ML and ME instead of CL in general. Furthermore, the 7-point rating scale had to be reduced post-hoc to a 3-point scale in order to reach consistent information. Finally, there was a significant (negative) correlation between ML and test performance, but not between ME and test performance.eng
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherHumboldt-Universität zu Berlin
dc.subjectassessmenteng
dc.subjectperformanceeng
dc.subjectcognitive loadeng
dc.subjectmental efforteng
dc.subjectmental loadeng
dc.subjectrating scale-modeleng
dc.titleEvaluating an instrument to measure mental load and mental effort using Item Response Theory
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnurn:nbn:de:kobv:11-100228733
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.18452/8212
local.edoc.container-titleScience Education Review Letters
local.edoc.container-issn2566-9087
local.edoc.pages6
local.z-edoc.journal-periodikumAusgabe1,
local.edoc.type-nameZeitschriftenartikel
local.edoc.container-typeperiodical
local.edoc.container-type-nameZeitschrift
local.edoc.container-volume2015
local.edoc.container-issue1

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