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ERIC Number: ED543268
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Apr
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 60
ISSN: ISSN-2147-611X
Analysis of Scientific Epistemological Beliefs of Eighth Graders
Yenice, Nilgun; Ozden, Baris
Online Submission, International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology v1 n2 p107-115 Apr 2013
The aim of this study is to determine the levels of scientific epistemological beliefs of 8th grade students. The sample of the study consisted of 355 students. The data of the study were collected through the use of the Scale of Scientific Epistemological Beliefs, which was developed by Elder (1999) and adapted into Turkish by Acat, Tuken and Karadag (2010). Personal Data Form was also used to obtain demographic data about the participants. In order to determine the levels of scientific epistemological beliefs of the students, the means and standard deviations were calculated for each scale. The findings of the study suggest that scientific epistemological beliefs of 8th grade school students are closer to sophisticated beliefs and mid-level. (Contains 5 tables.)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 8; Intermediate Grades
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey