An important condition for analysis of the deliberation process during curriculum conferences is the availability of reliable instruments. In this study, carried out at the Department of Education of the University of Twente in The Netherlands, the design and reliability-testing of two of these instruments is reported. The instrument for argumentation analysis (MARS) is reliable for two components: marking opinions, and marking arguments. Specifying the skeleton of the argumentation structure is an unreliable component of the instrument. The instrument for process analysis (CODOM) is reliable for three components: sender (of a message), message/interruption and nature of the message. The 'message/receiver' is an unreliable component of the instrument. These results can be used for analysis of the deliberation process during curriculum conferences and for the improvement of the quality of the practice of curriculum conferences.
|Number of pages||22|
|Journal||Studies in Educational Evaluation|
|Publication status||Published - 1990|