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ERIC Number: ED542915
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-May-29
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
Reliability of Using Piaget's Logic of Meanings to Analyze Pre-Service Teachers' Understanding of Conceptual Problems in Earth Science
Wavering, Michael; Mangione, Katherine; McBride, Craig
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A dissertation study looking at preservice teachers' alternative conceptions in earth science was completed by one of the authors. The data used for this study from the dissertation were a series of eleven interviews. (Purpose) The authors of this manuscript wanted to provide more in-depth analysis of these interviews, specifically to provide a detailed look at the logical structures used by the interviewees. The means to perform this analysis was Piaget's Logic of Meanings. One of the issues in this data analysis was the reliability of coding reasoning using Logic of Meanings. (Methodology) To overcome the reliability problem, the Binary Coding Protocol for Analysis of Interviews was developed. (Results) Using this protocol enabled the authors to achieve excellent inter-rater reliability. (Conclusion) Use of the protocol enabled the researchers to use Piaget's Logic of Meanings reliably for the analysis of text for the use of reasoning structures. (Additional data) (Contains 3 tables.)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A