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ERIC Number: ED010338
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Aug
Pages: 81
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Reference Count: 0
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AN INVENTORY OF SCIENCE METHODS.
BUTTS, DAVID P.
THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN INVENTORY OF SCIENCE PROCESSES INCLUDED THE DESCRIPTION OF A MODEL OF INQUIRY AND AN INSTRUMENT TO SAMPLE THESE INQUIRY BEHAVIORS OF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS. THE BEHAVIORS OF SEARCHING, DATA PROCESSING, VERIFYING, DISCOVERING, ASSIMILATING AND ACCOMMODATING WERE IDENTIFIED AS COMPONENTS OF THE MODEL OF INQUIRY. THE TAB SCIENCE TEST WAS DESIGNED TO SAMPLE INQUIRY BEHAVIORS BY PRESENTING THE STUDENT WITH (1) A SPECIFIC PROBLEM, (2) A LIST OF CLUES TO HELP HIM SOLVE THE PROBLEM, AND (3) THE OPPORTUNITY TO GATHER CLUE DATA WHEN THEY ARE NEEDED. THE SUBJECTS WERE 2,519 FOURTH-, FIFTH-, AND SIXTH-GRADE STUDENTS IN 6 TEXAS SCHOOL DISTRICTS. AS IDENTIFIED BY INSTRUMENTS, THE STUDENTS REPRESENTED A RANGE OF TESTED INTELLIGENCE, SCIENCE KNOWLEDGE, SOCIOECONOMIC BACKGROUNDS, CHRONOLOGICAL AGE, AND READING ABILITY. THE VALIDITY OF THE TEST WAS DETERMINED BY USING CHI SQUARE ANALYSIS OF THE RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN THE TEST SCORES AND STUDENT BEHAVIORS WHICH WERE PREDICTED FROM THE MODEL OF INQUIRY. IN ADDITION A RANK CORRELATION ANALYSIS OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN TEST SCORES AND TEACHER'S RATING OF STUDENTS WAS DETERMINED. (GC)
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Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Science Education Center.
Identifiers: TAB SCIENCE TEST; TEXAS; Texas (Austin)