Competency Mining in Large Data Sets - Preparing Large Scale Investigations in Computer Science Education

Peter Hubwieser, Andreas Mühling

Abstract

In preparation of large scale surveys on computer science competencies, we are developing proper competency models and evaluation methodologies, aiming to define competencies by sets of exiting questions that are testing congruent abilities. For this purpose, we have to look for sets of test questions that are measuring joint psychometric constructs (competencies) according to the responses of the test persons. We have developed a methodology for this goal by applying latent trait analysis on all combinations of questions of a certain test. After identifying suitable sets of questions, we test the fit of the mono-parametric Rasch Model and evaluate the distribution of person parameters. As a test bed for first feasibility studies, we have utilized the large scale Bebras Contest in Germany 2009. The results show that this methodology works and might result one day in a set of empirically founded competencies in the field of Computational Thinking.

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Hubwieser P. and Mühling A. (2014). Competency Mining in Large Data Sets - Preparing Large Scale Investigations in Computer Science Education . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Information Retrieval - Volume 1: KDIR, (IC3K 2014) ISBN 978-989-758-048-2, pages 315-322. DOI: 10.5220/0005129203150322


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@conference{kdir14,
author={Peter Hubwieser and Andreas Mühling},
title={Competency Mining in Large Data Sets - Preparing Large Scale Investigations in Computer Science Education},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Information Retrieval - Volume 1: KDIR, (IC3K 2014)},
year={2014},
pages={315-322},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0005129203150322},
isbn={978-989-758-048-2},
}


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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Information Retrieval - Volume 1: KDIR, (IC3K 2014)
TI - Competency Mining in Large Data Sets - Preparing Large Scale Investigations in Computer Science Education
SN - 978-989-758-048-2
AU - Hubwieser P.
AU - Mühling A.
PY - 2014
SP - 315
EP - 322
DO - 10.5220/0005129203150322