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ERIC Number: ED451572
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Apr
Pages: 35
Abstractor: N/A
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Using Evidence in Scientific Reasoning: Exploring Characteristics of Middle School Students' Argumentation.
Sunal, Cynthia Szymanski; Sunal, Dennis W.; Tirri, Kirsi
This study considered the ability of small groups of students aged 13-15 years to structure and argue an evidentiary case in which the limitations of the evidence are recognized. The findings of this study indicate that these student groups had developed some of the characteristics of argumentation and group process skills used in building and arguing an evidentiary case. However, these students and their student groups need guidance if they are to further develop their use of evidence and recognition of its limitations in argumentation. The findings further indicate that it was possible to categorize students' argumentation in small group discussion based on their ability to use evidence and identify its limitations. (Contains 23 references and 13 tables of data.) (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A