ERIC Number: ED054948
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Feb
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Evidence of Cognitive Processes Related to Science.
Nardine, Frank E.
Data from the Test Every Senior Project (see SE 012 372) were used to examine the relationships between scores and patterns of answering on the "Processes of Science Test" and the following variables: stated intention concerning college attendance and course work completed in physics and chemistry. College-bound male high school seniors studying physics and chemistry (Group I) scored higher than college-bound males without course work in either subject (Group II) and non-college-bound males without course work in either subject (Group III). Group II scored higher than Group III. Except for four questions, Group I students chose proportionately more correct responses than Group II, who chose significantly more correct responses on all items than did Group III. A majority of Group II students chose an incorrect response to over half the times involving hypothesis screening, methodology, interpretation of qualitative and quantitative data, understanding relevance of data to problems, and judging the design of experiments. Group III subjects were deficient in the same areas as well as in recognizing criteria for assessing hypotheses. (AL)
Descriptors: College Bound Students, Educational Research, Evaluation, Scientific Methodology, Secondary School Science
ERIC Information Analysis Center for Science and Mathematics Education, 1460 West Lane Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43221 (on loan)
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Authoring Institution: Educational Research Council of America, Cleveland, OH.
Identifiers: Processes of Science Test; Test Every Senior Project
Note: ERC Papers in Science Education Number 5