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ERIC Number: ED420522
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 31
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Gender Differences in Scientific Literacy.
Manhart, Jim J.
This study investigates gender differences with regard to three factors of scientific literacy. The study involved students (N=772) in Grades 9 and 10. A 100-item multiple choice test based on National Science Education Standards was used to assess scientific literacy while gender differences were explored using analysis of variance procedures. Males tended to perform better than females on the constructs of science factor. Females tended to do better than males on the abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry factor and the social aspects of science factor. The Manel-Haenszel procedure flagged 12 items functioning differently for females and males of the same ability and all of the flagged items exhibited only small to moderate differential item functioning. (Author/DDR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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