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Assessment and study behaviour in higher education

Psychometrics and Statistics

This project seeks to evaluate the effectiveness of changes in course design and assessment practise to bring about change in study behaviour and better performance. Different projects with a (quasi-)experimental design will be conducted at the University of Groningen in the bachelor programs of psychology (+/- 350 students per year) and pedagogical science (+/- 250 students per year). Examples of project that are evaluated are the flipped classroom , computer based examination in higher education as well as the use of diagnostic value of subscores on exams

Researchers and partners

Behavioural and Social Sciences, Psychology
Behavioural and Socials Sciences, outside of Psychology
  • Roel J Bosker


Courses connected to this project
  • Test theory (PSBE2-06), testconstructie en test gebruik (PSBA-06), item response theory
Selection of BA and MA student projects
  • use of exams to improve learning


  • Boevé A. J., Meijer R. R., Bosker R. J., Vugteveen, J., Hoekstra, R., & Albers, C.J. (in press). Implementing the flipped classroom: An exploration of study behavior and study performance. Higher Education.
  • Boevé A. J., Meijer R. R., Albers C. J., Beetsma Y, Bosker R. J. (2015) Introducing Computer-Based Testing in High-Stakes Exams in Higher Education: Results of a Field Experiment. PLoS ONE 10(12): e0143616. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0143616
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