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ERIC Number: EJ1000943
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jun
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 79
ISSN: ISSN-0256-2928
"Is There an Equal (Amount of) Juice?" Exploring the Repeated Question Effect in Conservation through Conversation
Baucal, Aleksandar; Arcidiacono, Francesco; Budjevac, Nevena
European Journal of Psychology of Education, v28 n2 p475-495 Jun 2013
The aim of this paper is to highlight and discuss advantages and constraints of different methods applied within the field of children's thinking studies, through the test of the repeated question hypothesis validity, using the conservation of liquid task. In our perspective, the Piagetian interview is an ecologically valid context for externalization and modification of children's thinking. We used an experimental procedure organized in standard and modified tasks, involving primary school children in Serbia. The results of quantitative and qualitative analyses show that the repeated question is not the unique cause of children's misleading in demonstrating to understand conservation. Other dimensions explain why children change their answers when they are tested by the two tasks we used, which offers an insight into the influence of research procedures on children's answers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Serbia