Assessing students’ attitudes toward forensic science: collecting an expert consensus

Horton, Rhiannan C., Kelly, Tamsin L., Lenehan, Claire E., Lennard, Chris, Lewis, Simon W., Lim, Kieran F., Roux, Claude and Southam, Daniel C. 2013, Assessing students’ attitudes toward forensic science: collecting an expert consensus, Forensic science policy & management: an international journal, vol. 3, no. 4, pp. 180-188, doi: 10.1080/19409044.2013.849780.

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Title Assessing students’ attitudes toward forensic science: collecting an expert consensus
Author(s) Horton, Rhiannan C.
Kelly, Tamsin L.
Lenehan, Claire E.
Lennard, Chris
Lewis, Simon W.
Lim, Kieran F.ORCID iD for Lim, Kieran F.
Roux, Claude
Southam, Daniel C.
Journal name Forensic science policy & management: an international journal
Volume number 3
Issue number 4
Start page 180
End page 188
Total pages 9
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Place of publication Abingdon, England
Publication date 2013
ISSN 1940-9044
Keyword(s) affective domain
Delphi method
forensic science
student attitudes
Summary We report the development of an affective domain instrument for the assessment of undergraduate students’ attitudes toward forensic science. Assessment of attitudes of the respondents is important to understand mediating factors in student motivation and ultimately success in the discipline. The instrument was developed using an iterative process based on responses from an expert panel of Australian forensic science educators to an array of forensic science and teaching related topics, and refined using further feedback from the panel on more specific items. The layout of the instrument, with regard to both the wording and placement of items, was developed with regular test takers (i.e., students) in mind and through the application of basic psychometric principles. The engagement of forensic science colleagues across Australia has resulted in an outcome that could provide a source of credible and relevant evidence of student attitudes toward forensic science.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/19409044.2013.849780
Field of Research 130309 Learning Sciences
130103 Higher Education
Socio Economic Objective 930104 Moral and Social Development (incl. Affect)
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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