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ERIC Number: EJ1017189
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-May-10
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1990-3839
A Research on High School Students' Concepts of "Erosion" by Using Phenomenographic Analysis
Ates, Murat
Educational Research and Reviews, v8 n9 p449-453 May 2013
The purpose of this research is to define and explain how high school students in Turkey perceive the concept of "erosion" by using phenomenographic research methods. The research group of the study is comprised of 450 high school students studying in 9th to 12th grades. In this research, there are some expressions gathered from students, such as "According to me, erosion means..." and "I think erosion means..." statements. After phenomenographic analysis, six different earthquake definition categories were determined. 14.2% of the high school students who contributed to the research defined erosion as a "natural disaster", 26% defined it as "erosion is loss of soil by external forces", 50.6% defined it as "erosion is landslide of soil", 4.7% defined it as "erosion is damage of soil", 2.6% defined it as "erosion is damage of nature by humans", and 1.9% said "I do not know what erosion is".
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey
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