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ERIC Number: EJ443657
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1991
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Investigating a Model of Commonsense Thinking about Causes of Motion with 7 to 16-year-old Pupils.
Whitelock, Denise
International Journal of Science Education, v13 n3 p321-40 Jul-Sep 1991
The testing of a formal causal model of thinking about motion is described using a matching-pairs paper-and-pencil task. Subjects were asked to distinguish between examples of stereotypical motions by the similarity or difference of causes of pairs of motions. The results suggest that responses can be predicted by the model with the addition of an animacy correction. (Author)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Audience: Researchers
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom