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Theory-guided survey of competency levels within the framework of probabilistic measurement models – a contribution to building a Heidelberg Inventory of Geographic System Competency (HEIGIS)

(2009 – 2011)

This was a DFG funded priority-program 1293 project granted to Prof. Dr. Alexander Siegmund and Prof. Dr. Joachim Funke.

The first project phase (2009-2011) aimed at the theory-guided development of an assessment instrument that is sound both from the point of view of geography education and measurement theory, the empirical validation of the instrument within the framework of probabilistic measurement models and the test of a competency model.

Within the first phase I had the possibility, with the help of a junior researcher grant of the priority-program 1293 for research stays abroad, to spend some days in Israel working with Prof. Dr. Nir Orion at the Weizmann Institute of Science.