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ERIC Number: ED085240
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 135
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Evaluation of the Science Process Skills of Observation and Classification.
Kaur, Rajinder
Reported is the development of an instrument for evaluation of science process skills, used with 80 boys, 40 from grade one and 40 from grade three. The test, used to determine if there was a relationship between the skills of observation and classification, was designed after reviewing several different elementary school science programs. The skills were defined in terms of the behavior required to carry out each task. Eight items from the Precise Observation Skills Test (POST) and five from the Classification Skills Test (CST) were used to determine the reliability of the test. Final testing was done on an individual interview basis. The statistical analysis suggested that a maturity factor was involved in using observation skills. Students in grade three showed greater precision than did students in grade one. Classification skills were not significantly different. The author felt that the study added to the evidence that a strong relationship existed between the skills of observation and classification. The study also suggested that the ability to make precise observations using different senses is age related; grade three boys exhibited a higher level of performance in making fine discriminations. (Author/EB)
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Pennsylvania