ERIC Number: ED243973
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
The Role of Experience in Adult Thinking about Evidence for Causal Interpretations. 1984:02.
An interview investigation was undertaken in which a group of nurses and a group of technicians reasoned about evidence for the existence of a causal relation in a medical and in a technical case. A statement about the existence of the relation was presented and the subjects were then asked as to what evidence there might and should be behind such a statement. In an unstructured in-depth interview, they outlined their conceptions of the problem of evidence in each example by suggesting the kinds of investigations that would be relevant. The nurses and technicians relied on their different knowledge of the specific subject-matter and they placed the evidence problem in different contexts giving different meanings to the problem. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Swedish Council for Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Stockholm.
Authoring Institution: Goteborg Univ., Molndal (Sweden). Dept. of Education.
Identifiers: Causal Analysis; Data Interpretation; Evidence
Note: Also supported by the Tercentenary Fund of the Bank of Sweden.