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ERIC Number: EJ1119654
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jan
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1305-8223
The Evaluation of Students' Mental Images of Cigarette through Metaphor Analysis
Gerçek, Cem
EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, v13 n1 p105-117 Jan 2017
Concepts change into mental images through individuals' experiences. Therefore, mental images can differ from culture to culture. This study aims to analyse students' mental images of cigarette through metaphors. This research uses phenomenology, one of qualitative research designs. The study group was composed of 986 secondary school, high school and university students chosen in purposeful sampling method. The participants were asked to complete the statement "a cigarette is like..... because ......" in order that their mental images might be revealed. The data were analyzed through content analysis. In consequence, 886 metaphors, 110 of which were different, were obtained. The metaphors were found to be grouped into 3 different categories.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education; High Schools; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey
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