Self-Assessments of Knowledge: Where Do We Go From Here?
Bell, Bradford S.; Federman, Jessica E.
[Excerpt] In this paper, we argue that there remain several unanswered questions surrounding self-assessments of knowledge that must be addressed before we can reach a more definitive conclusion on the viability of these measures. The answers to these questions may provide further evidence that self-assessments should not be used as an indicator of learning or they may serve to qualify the conditions under which self-assessments can be used with reasonable confidence. In either case, addressing these issues is critical if work in this area is to influence how researchers and practitioners evaluate trainees’ learning.
self-assessments; knowledge; learning; training
Required Publisher Statement: Copyright held by the Academy of Management. Final version published as: Bell, B. S. & Federman, J. E. (2010). Self-assessments of knowledge: Where do we go from here? Academy of Management Learning & Education, 9(2), 342-347.