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ERIC Number: EJ443579
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1991
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ISSN: ISSN-0021-9266
Students' Deductive Reasoning about State Changes in a Model Biosystem.
Paton, Ray
Journal of Biological Education, v25 n2 p129-34 Sum 1991
The reasoning strategies that students used in understanding qualitative changes in simple biosystem models were investigated. Three important tools of thought were identified concerned with how students made assumptions, dealt with variable interactions, and attributed holistic properties to the system. Findings suggest that students' use of qualitative reasoning tools is not dependent on logical thinking. (KR)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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