Thu 18.09.2014 - 13:45-14:15 - Foyer

Psychometric Validity of the Creative Scientific Ability Test  Poster

Presenter: Bahadır Ayas
Author(s): Anadolu University, Faculty of Education

In this presentation, two studies about construct validity of Creative Scientific Ability Test (C-SAT) will be presented. In the first study explanatory factor analyzes (EFA) was conducted and in the second study factor structure found in the first study was tested with confirmatory factor analyzes (CFA).
C-SAT was developed by Ayas and Sak (2008) to assess the creative potential in science through grades 6 to 8. There are five subtests in different science domains which are biology, physics, chemistry, ecology and interdisciplinary. The task are hypothesis testing, evidence evaluation and hypothesis generation. In the scoring procedure fluency, flexibility and composite creativity scores were calculated.
288 6th grade students participated in the first study and a one general scientific creativity factor was found. 693 6th grade students participated in the second study and the one factor solution was confirmed from the findings of CFA. Research findings show that the C-SAT can be used as an objective measure of scientific creativity both in research and in identification of scientifically creative students.