ERIC Number: EJ463377
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1993
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The Role of Anomalous Data in Knowledge Acquisition: A Theoretical Framework and Implications for Science Instruction.
Chinn, Clark A.; Brewer, William F.
Review of Educational Research, v63 n1 p1-49 Spr 1993
Ways in which scientists and science students respond to anomalous data are analyzed. There are seven distinct ways in which they respond, only one of which is to accept the data and change theories. Factors that influence theory change and implications for science instruction are reviewed. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Journal Articles
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