Transcription and Translation


The motivation behind the development of this inventory stemmed from the desire to adequately assess the misconceptions holding students back in BIOL 112 (Unicellular Life) and BIOL 200 (Fundamentals of Cell Biology), two key first and second year undergraduate courses taught at UBC.

Development Timeframe

After following the development protocol from open-ended student interviews, question development, student validation and, ultimately, expert validation, this inventory is ready for use. The inventory has been deployed in two large courses at UBC (two sections of a second-year course, and three sections of a first-year course), and data have been analyzed. A related publication is in the works.

Number of Questions

There are a total of 15 questions featured in the Transcription and Translation Inventory.


Jared TaylorRosemary Oh-McGinnisSunita Chowrira and Karen Smith have collaborated to complete this inventory. For more information on these contributors, please click on their names or see the ‘People’ page, from where you can message them directly. Once you have contacted them this way, Rosemary, Sunita, and/or Karen can provide you with a password to download the Transcription and Translation Concept Inventory package.

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